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Steve Bruce must urge Newcastle United to agree on a new contract with Dwight Gayle amid claims the striker is the subject of a tempting offer.According to Chronicle Live, clubs from abroad are starting to show an interest in Gayle’s situation, with the 31-year-old currently set to be a free agent at the end of the season.
Steve Bruce must place his trust in Newcastle United prospect Elliot Anderson following injuries for Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron.
The Toon duo were both casualties of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Saint-Maximin sustaining aand Almiron forced off with an .
Bruce admitted that he fears the worst for Almiron after the game and that the pair would undergo scans on Sunday, butthat the Paraguayan’s season could be over.
Bruce should brutally axe £40k-p/w NUFC beast with “positive influence” set to return – opinion
Steve Bruce should axe Jamaal Lascelles from his starting XI and replace the Newcastle captain with Federico Fernandez in Saturday’s clash with Wolves.Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves travel to St. James’ Park this weekend looking to continue their resurgence, with three wins in their last four games after going winless in the Premier League for almost two months.
If Almiron’s campaign has reached its end, Newcastle will lose their second-best goalscorer as the 27-year-old has providedstrikes over 24 Premier League outings. Bruce is also still without 10-goal top-scorer Callum Wilson for the weeks.
Being without Saint-Maximin as well will remove a vast quantity of United’s creativity, with the 23-year-old the Magpies’option for assists with three in 16 games to Wilson’s five in 21 outings to date.
These blows could open the door for academy product Anderson to make his full step up to the senior-fold, having been given hisin the FA Cup away to Arsenal in January before featuring from the bench for his Premier League bow nine days later.
Secret weapon: Bruce can utilise “very valuable” £9m-rated star to plug huge NUFC blow – opinion
Steve Bruce can utilise Isaac Hayden at right-back when Newcastle United visit relegation rivals West Brom after an injury for Emil Krafth.That’s according to Chronicle Live, who note that the Sweden international was taken off with a shin issue against Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend.
But Anderson has not been seen on the fieldat the Emirates Stadium, with Bruce only naming the 18-year-old as a substitute three further times before omitting the midfielder altogether.
Bruce had blocked all loan approaches for the North Shields-born talent during the winter transfer market, despite Luton Town wanting to take Anderson and give him regular game time in the Championship during the remainder of the season, per.
The Magpies boss believed Anderson had a chance of establishing himself at St. James’ Park before United were engulfed in a relegation battle, yet should now give him that chance as attacking options dwindle.
Newcastle have high hopes for Anderson’s potential and Bruce hasthat he’s “delighted” with the progress seen. The United coach has also that the midfielder has a “big future” ahead of him, and he should now unleash the player.
Exit signals: £45k-p/w NUFC ace may be at end of the road after scathing Bruce remark – opinion
Matt Ritchie may be at the end of the road at Newcastle United after Steve Bruce hit out at the former Bournemouth transfer target.The former Scotland international was one of four players Bruce called out in his post-game media duties for their role in letting a one-goal lead fail to return all three points.
Anderson isfor his knack of getting into the right positions to pose a threat on the edge and inside the box, and quickly earned the respect of the first-team dressing room with his efforts in training following his call-up earlier in the season.
He has often shown the touch in front of the goal that Newcastle will lose without Almiron and Saint-Maximin with the Toon’s Under 23s, and took his tally for the term toacross all competitions with a goal during a 3-2 win over West Bromwich Albion last week.
The Scotland U19 international has also provided one assist in the Premier League 2 this season, and captained Chris Hogg’s young United side in the EFL Trophy against League Two outfit Bolton Wanderers in November.
Bruce surely has to place his trust in Anderson offering that same option in the senior fold now. As if the loss of two first-team stars does not create that chance, when will it?
He might not want to start the youngster, but he should be trusted as a bench option at the very least.
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As bad as Hendrick: £40k-p/w NUFC outcast with 10 touches badly let Bruce down vs WBA – opinion .
Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle let Steve Bruce down after delivering an indifferent cameo performance in Sunday’s goalless draw with West Brom.The forward was forced to settle for a seat on the bench at The Hawthorns after Bruce chose to field Ryan Fraser beside Joelinton in the absence of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin after both were ruled out until April through injury.