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Defender Clears Another Hurdle In His Latest Comeback Attempt

Florian Lejeune has come through his second appearance for the Under-23s unscathed as he continues to make progress in his return from his knee injury.

Last Monday, Lejeune played the first half in the Under-23s 2-2 tie against Middlesborough. This evening he made it to the 71st minute before being subsituted for by Josh Scott.

Newcastle went on to lose the game on a stoppage-time goal by Aston Villa’s Michael Tait. However, the 70-plus minute run-out for Lejeune is another big hurdle that he has overcome in his latest comeback.

Newcastle have the luxury of taking it easy with Florian due to the form of the other center-backs at the club. The latest to make his mark is Federico Fernandez who since coming in for the injured Fabian Schar has an assist and a goal in his two starts.

Ciaran Clark is another central defender who has taken his chance. He’s started the last four games since replacing Paul Dummett after the Leicester City match. Clark plays on the left side of the back three where Lejeune is usually deployed when fit.

Last week Steve Bruce said that Lejeune won’t be ready for selection until after the November international break. That would mean that Florian won’t be available until the November 25th trip to Aston Villa at the earliest.

However, if Ciaran Clark keeps playing the way he has over the past month, then Florian may have to wait a little longer to make his return.

8 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #1


  • jane

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #2

    you have the highest IQ

  • IrishRob

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes Jane, I do. I’m also starting back up first to annoy people, because I’m done giving two hoots what half of ye think about me on here anymore, there was a time I was nice to everyone but it got thrown back in my face by the narrow minded and mentally inept people on here, who either cant grasp what km trying to say, or people like jail who grasp it perfectly well yet choose to twist it to try look smart themselves I’m only gonna get worse now love. So enjoy it. Luv ya!! X

  • jane

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #4

    stonewall penalty as you’re likely to see for WBA. and very cool penalty. 0-2

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Tony Baloney come on down.

  • MagpieRanger

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully Boro and Sunderland will be playing League One football next season.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Rob you are correct. Jail twists all day long. He’s bored looking at seals and has little to do. Try to ignore. I fail in this.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 4, 2019 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #8

    I know he does Munster, like at least 4-5 others on here. The more they twist and obfuscate the more I’m gonna give it right back to them from now on. And I’m gonna revel in their anger!!


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