Yesterday’s 4-1 thrashing of Bournemouth was just what many Newcastle fans needed after our tepid departure from the FA Cup on Sunday. The lads scored four terrific goals and came ever so close to bagging a couple more.
It was the best the lads have played all season, and it was with somewhat of a makeshift squad. However, from front to back, the whole team played their part.
Unfortunately, there were two injuries, and the one to Sean Longstaff looks like it’ll keep him out for a bit. It’s a massive blow to young Sean, who was stellar playing in the number 10 role.
Javier Manquillo, our fill-in left-back, also suffered what Bruce calls a strain. Hopefully, he’s only suffered a knock and won’t miss too much time.
This is what Bruce had to say about the injuries suffered yesterday.
SB: "Sean [Longstaff] has got a hamstring injury unfortunately which is a blow because it was as good as I've seen him look. We've got one or two others, Manquillo has got a bit of a strain, but we won't know [the extent] until the next 24-48 hours." pic.twitter.com/EIQMbxzVkz
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 1, 2020
This should not have too big of an impact on our match at West Ham. Longstaff was in to give Miguel Almiron a break, so Miggy should be ready to go on Sunday. The Paraguayan even bagged his seventh goal yesterday in relief duty.
As far as Manquillo goes, Emil Krafth was in at right-back and was excellent yesterday. Javier filled in for Danny Rose, who also was rested. So if the Spaniard is unable to go on Sunday, Krafth has likely earned himself another start with Danny Rose back on the left.