Steve Bruce is sweating on the fitness of Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden after yesterday’s match, Javier Manquillo and Andy Carroll have penned new deals beyond this season, and a report claims Newcastle have made initial contact for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Here is the roundup of today’s articles and news from The Newcastle United Blog.
- Steve Bruce confirms Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden were withdrawn due to injury against Villa.
- Wednesday’s result was a disappointment, but we’ll take four points from our two games back.
- Bruce is pleased with the contribution of his two substitute strikers.
- Two local journalists have differing opinions on the chances of the takeover succeeding.
- Dwight Gayle hopes to overcome frustrating season by playing his part during the final stretch.
- A look at our remaining league fixtures and the FA Cup quarter-final.
- Newcastle confirm two Magpies have signed extensions beyond this season.
- Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is once again linked with Newcastle.