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Steve Bruce Confirms Return Of Defender To Matchday Squad



With the injury to Ciaran Clark forcing him to miss tomorrow’s trip to Burnley and captain Jamaal Lascelles being sidelined until next month, Steve Bruce has confirmed that defender Florian Lejeune will make the matchday squad on Saturday.

Here’s an update from BBC Newcastle’s Matthew Raisbeck on what Bruce said about the Frenchman.

While Bruce was forced into this move due to fitness concerns, it’s great news that the 28-year-old will be back in the team even if it’s likely from the bench.

We assume that Fabian Schar will come in for Ciaran Clark to team up with Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez as our back three.

It’s a shame for Ciaran Clark whose been so instrumental in our resurgence over the past few months. Clark came into the team as a shock selection against Manchester United and he’s kept his place ever since. Even getting back into the Republic of Ireland squad due to his outstanding form.

The good news is that Clark’s injury is not serious and he could be back in contention next week against Crystal Palace at St James Park. Here is Raisbeck again with the prognosis on Clark’s calf injury.

As for Lejeune, this is a big step in his road back. It’s likely not going to happen this weekend but he’s not far off from getting back to what he does best. And that’s playing football for Newcastle United.

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4 comments so far

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    Dec 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM

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    Comment #2

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    Dec 13, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

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