Steve Bruce has given his press conference this morning for Monday’s match at Aston Villa. While it’s good news on both Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune, it appears as though Ciaran Clark picked up a knock in Ireland’s draw against Denmark on Tuesday.
SB on returning players: “Lejeune & Schär have trained all the past two weeks so they come into the reckoning. The big one is Flo because he’s been out so long but he’s ready to go and the same goes for Fab. As long as they come through the next two or three days unscathed.” pic.twitter.com/Uu0xcmwClM
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 21, 2019
We suppose it’s timely that Lejeune is back under consideration after his long spell on the injury list. It also appears that Fabian Schar will be available for selection for Monday.
We could see a very different back line at Aston Villa but it could actually be our best one. If Clark is declared unfit, it would most likely be Florian Lejeune who comes in for him. Unless if Steve Bruce deems it to be too soon for a full return. Then we would likely see Paul Dummett.
However, if Lejeune does get the go ahead, it could be Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez, and Florian Lejeune as our back three. That is not too bad at all considering that Jamaal Lascelles and possibly Ciaran Clark could be ruled out.