Bruce admits COVID omissions but Wilson back to boost Newcastle hopes

Bruce admits COVID omissions but Wilson back to boost Newcastle hopes
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Bruce admits COVID omissions but Wilson back to boost Newcastle hopes

Bruce admits COVID omissions however Wilson again to spice up Newcastle hopes

Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce is glad to have striker Callum Wilson obtainable to face Crystal Palace as just a few squad members are absent on account of coronavirus.

Wilson began the Magpies’ first eight league video games of the marketing campaign, scoring six instances together with a brace towards Everton. That was in a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park – the final time Bruce’s males took all three factors.

They’ve misplaced their final two – a 2-0 defeat to Southampton and a 2-0 reverse at dwelling to Chelsea.

Wilson, 28, missed the Blues conflict after choosing up the damage towards Saints however is prepared face Crystal Palace. Bruce is completely satisfied to have the England man again after the best way he has carried out thus far.

“He’ll be match. He’s skilled all week,” he mentioned. “We didn’t suppose we may threat him (towards Chelsea). He will likely be obtainable which we’re delighted about.

“Already he’s made a distinction. He’s bought six targets in eight video games within the Premier League. We’re delighted he’s returned.”

Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie are additionally obtainable following respective hamstring and shoulder issues. The boss additionally revealed that members of his squad have been affected by the pandemic however is remaining upbeat.

“COVID is one drawback we’ve got to handle however I don’t actually wish to go into people,” he added. “We’ve bought two or three people within the coaching floor in the mean time who’re self-isolating. We’re not as unhealthy as most. We’ve bought Jonjo, Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson again, they’ll solely be positives.”

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Magpies urged to seek out Everton type

The Tynesiders might have slipped to fifteenth within the top-flight standings however are nonetheless effectively away from the drop zone. Seven factors separates the north-east outfit from Fulham in 18th however Bruce is in no temper for complacency.

“We’ve to simply accept that we didn’t play effectively sufficient. In these specific video games each groups to beat us go high of the league,” he added. “They’re in a wealthy vein of type, we’ve got discovered it troublesome.

“Crystal Palace is a perfect alternative to attempt to bounce again and put in a efficiency like we did towards Everton, which was solely three weeks in the past by the best way.”

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Following the Palace conflict, the lads in black and white face a visit to the West Midlands to tackle Aston Villa. Slaven Bilic’s West Brom will then be the guests on December 12, with video games within the run-up to Christmas trying winnable.


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