Steve Bruce has given his post-match interviews after what was a good point at Wolves this afternoon. However, it was again a game disrupted by early injuries.
The past six weeks has been so frustrating with muscle injuries and it’s likely cost us a number of points. That includes today as Newcastle looked ready to take on Wolves with an early lead.
However, Paul Dummett coming off led to a shuffling of the backline right before a corner kick that resulted in a Wolves goal. We also lost all of our attacking prowess once Dwight Gayle went off in the 28th minute. The 29-year-old was causing problems and looked very sharp before injuring his groin.
An inquest has to be done to find out what is behind this ridiculous situation with injuries. It’s become untenable and serious questions need to be asked about the training sessions as well as the facilities.
The Chronicle have published these comments from a proud but very frustrated Steve Bruce:
“I thought we looked very, very dangerous and scored a great goal.
“Unfortunately, and I never really try to make injuries a thing as they’re part and parcel of the game, to lose two and maybe lost three as Joelinton is nowhere near fit but managed to carry on.
When you take a look at the problems we’ve had. I’ve never experienced in the 40 years the problems we’ve had. Nearly having to make three subs before 40 minutes again is ridiculous.
“So look, we’ll have an in-depth look at it and now we’ve got 10, 12 injuries. When you look at all the problems we’ll take a point here and the resilience was there to be seen.
“We lacked a bit of quality but their effort and endeavor to get a point was excellent and I’m delighted we got one.”
We’ll take the point today under the adverse circumstances. However, Wolves were there for the taking today and Newcastle looked primed to get a massive three points at Molineux.
However, we’ve had a major setback with two injuries that killed our promising start. We remain in the 13th place as the bottom half of the table has barely changed after today’s result.
Tomorrow we could see some teams below us make up major ground depending on how Aston Villa, Bournemouth, and Watford fare.
Who Was The Man Of The Match In Draw At Wolves?
- Martin Dubravka (52%, 1,112 )
- Miguel Almiron (43%, 932 )
- Matty Longstaff (1%, 27 )
- Joelinton (1%, 25 )
- Andy Carroll (1%, 11 )
- Isaac Hayden (0%, 7 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 6 )
- Ciaran Clark (0%, 6 )
- Paul Dummett (0%, 4 )
- Dwight Gayle (0%, 4 )
- Christian Atsu (0%, 4 )
- Sean Longstaff (0%, 4 )
- Federico Fernandez (0%, 3 )
- Florian Lejeune (0%, 2 )
Total Voters: 2,147