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Bruce Reveals Sunday May Be Too Soon For Star Man



Steve Bruce has given his press conference for Sunday’s match against Tottenham. Despite recent speculation, it looks as though this weekend could be too soon for Callum Wilson. However, Bruce has revealed that Allan Saint-Maximin could play a part and is a bit farther along than Wilson.

Here is Bruce’s update on the duo per Newcastle’s Twitter account:

“The break has allowed us to get some players close to match fitness. It’s fair to say Saint-Maximin is a bit more advanced than Callum Wilson is.

“He could be involved. We still have today and tomorrow to train but he came through a big session 48 hours ago. We hope he can play some part. I wouldn’t have thought Callum will be available.”

With both players having muscle injuries, Bruce must tread lightly. The last thing we need is for either of them to come back too quickly and then be lost for the rest of the season.

It looking more likely that Wilson returns next Sunday at Burnley with Saint-Maximin possibly getting a place on the bench this weekend. Bruce really cannot risk either if they aren’t fully ready to get back out on the pitch.

Bruce was also asked about Martin Dubravka, who missed the last two matches of the international break for Slovakia with an illness. Dubravka is expected to return to training today so should be available for Sunday’s match.

Here is Bruce’s update on the 32-year-old:

“Martin hasn’t been very well but we expect him to be OK. We expect him in for training today and we’ll have a chat with him to see how he feels but we think he’ll be OK.”

With Wilson and Saint-Maximin still doubtful, Ryan Fraser’s blazing form for Scotland over the past week could provide a spark for Newcastle. Ryan scored two in two in World Cup Qualifying and can hopefully carry that form into the match against Spurs.

Bruce was asked about Fraser’s goals during the break and this was his response:

“Good for him. It’s been a constant fight to get him up to speed here so I’m delighted for him to get a couple of goals for Scotland. It can only give him a bit of confidence.”

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75 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Bruce Reveals Sunday May Be Too Soon For Star Man

    But he’ll probably play him anyway !!

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  • Mund

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope he is on the bench as I wouldn’t want him to start

    1
  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Tom thought you and Magagscar would have known all about Hadaway & Hadaway being from North Shields and all that ?? 😆

    https://www.hadaway.co.uk/

    1
  • magscar

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Hmmm

    Wilson not only gets us the goals but gets us and keeps us higher up pitch

    Only Carroll can hold up ball otherwise and he’s not mobile enough for 90 minutes

    A 0-0 draw is best we can hope for but with Hayden out can’t see a clean sheet.

    As others have said might be best to wait on Wilson until he an get through rest of season and in the games where absolutely have to capitiise

    Not being defeatist and hope for better ( but look at last 3 seasons home results against them) so a dose of realism I think

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  • magscar

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    hibbit

    yeah I mentioned him on last thread

    1
  • magscar

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Have to go soon – visitors in garden later I’ve just heard – no shorts and Tshirt today as on Wednesday though – Brrrhhhh

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    hibbit …

    why would i need a solicitor , 😀

    Tom Hadaway is the one we were talking about , a mate of mine wrote a couple of plays with him …

    canny fish and chips anall …

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  • Not another deJong

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    GUARDIAN – Tense touchline at St James’ Park

    After slumping into an existential crisis, Spurs’ players managed to rouse themselves and deliver “the basics of life” as they beat Aston Villa in their last outing, relieving the pressure on José Mourinho – at least temporarily. The Newcastle manager, Steve Bruce, urgently needs to inspire, cajole or provoke something similar from his players on Sunday. Another performance like the one in the 3-0 defeat to Brighton would intensify their relegation fears and poison the mood around St James’s Park even more. This is likely to be a tense and tetchy contest, and afterwards at least one of the managers is likely to hear yet more demands for him to be sacked. PD

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  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Tom i was meaning more in the context of the name, i was at sea with a lad from North Shields called Billy Hadaway,

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  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #10

    hibbit …

    i know mate was joking …

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Tom Hadaway’s real name was Tom Hunter , he was born and bred in the ridges estate ,

    just thought id chuck that in …

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Jafdb

    I’m not sure there isn’t a schism and division in the ranks. There seems to be a small faction, ie Shelvey especially, Hendrick, Joe etc who talk up bruce, despite all the evidence to the contrary and then the ones who have very publically fallen out with bruce, ie Ritchie, both Longstaffs, Dubs, Darlow, Schar etc.

    Someone said earlier about Advocaat bringing an upbeat and positive vibe to help S’land escape relegation. Just sacking Bruce and not bringing in anyone would clear the air of all bruce’s negative energy and defeatist attitude.

    What is bruce actually getting paid for? SBR, Rafa and KK would spend hours and hours at the training ground and in the office striving for improvement. No wonder Shelvey loves bruce as they both lack any work ethic whatsoever. Endless days off etc. We are paying someone to have a really bad effect on the club. Bruce’s total lack of professionalism completely mirrors our owner.

    Just thought it was funny how the chronic said Jamie was the son of the Reubens, as if he had 2 dads.

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  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Hibbit …

    i never knew anyone personally called Hadaway , but ive been told to Hadaway and shite plenty times 😀

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Interesting to read yesterday The Wife explaining that Jib hasn’t actually been banned but took it upon himself to leave the blog.

    It seems very strange to me as Jib was never one to take his bat and ball home. Although Jiblets wasn’t everyone ‘s cup of tea I for one think the blog was more interesting with his alternative and controversial style of blogging.
    He took a lot of stick for some of the howlers he made but all in good jest.
    If you’re reading Jib show yer face man and let’s hear it from the horse’s mouth yer big wuss.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Dubs

    Manq Lascelles Fede Dummet

    S Longstaff Miggy Ritchie

    Fraser Toure Allan.

    Subs:- ASM (last 20), Wilson (last 30), Anderson, M Longstaff, Darlow, Joelinton, Clark, Lewis.

    Sell:

    Hendrick: Free,
    Carroll: Free
    Ritchie: 2.5M
    Gayle: 5M
    Shelvey: 5M
    Atsu: 2M

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #16

    betty …

    jib has been banned he got a Sine die suspension mate …

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Betty

    Tbh Jib loved playing the ”shock jock” and while a lot of it could be ignored he did seriously cross the line at times, occasionally with some quite sickening things too. I guess it is just in his DNA. Imagine someone the polar opposite of magic and you have jib.

    4
  • cyprus

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Neil,
    Slovenia my good man, Slovenia.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 2, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #20
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s like the land that time forgot @ Newcastle, another “over the hill” player ready to sign a new deal. Bloody hell!! – we’ll have a team whose average age is more than the blog 🙂

    3
  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordietom…….. What’s a Sine die suspension? You’ve lost me on that one.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Happy Easter everyone.

    I know that for most of us that would mean a win on Sunday, but nevertheless try to enjoy the weekend as best you can irrespective of what’s to come.

    I would bite everyone’s arm off right now for a point, sell my soul for 3, even buy a copy of the Guardian (no maybe that’s too far) 😉

    Hopeful as always, but worried also as always!

    2
  • lesh

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Betty’s

    Not having re-read The Wife’s post, I think she said that J’s departure, ban, was the result of his own behaviour and not the result of someone complaining about him – something that he supposedly said and related by another poster.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Betty, yesterday “the Wife” confirmed Jib’s ban and said it was a management decision, no one had asked for his removal. – so basically he’s on the permanent naughty step 🙂

    1
  • lesh

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Hibbit, Tom

    Hadaway and Shite……

    Another firm of North Shields solicitors?

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh, Snap! – how you doing mate? It’ll be warmer in your neck of the woods than here, bloody freezing again int north! 😉

    1
  • lesh

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #28

    And here’s our very own master tactician telling the world at large that it might be too early for Wilson’s return.

    He might as well invite the opposition management to visit the training ground and see what’s what and what plan Bruce’s training to.

    Ah, but there might be a problem or two.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #29

    not exactly the birthday lunch i would have planed,
    but beggars cant be choosers,just the wife and i a couple of nice steaks and a good bottle of wine will have to do this year 😆

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Bruce saying that it’s too early for Wilson is a bluff to confuse Mourinho into picking the wrong team.

    We all know, with Bruce, it’s never too early to throw a player back in the side, especially a BIG player.

    I’m actually surprised that Bruce didn’t try and big up Wilson to Southgate and try and get him a game in midweek as a warm up.

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #31

    betty …

    basically he’s banned indefinitely …

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Lesh and ClevelysBob……… I obviously misunderstood. If it’s the case that it was a management decision to ban Jib then I would urge the management to re instate the old reprobate now he’s had time to reflect and hopefully repent. It’s been a while now so surely he’s served his penance, I mean forgive and forget and all that.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #33

    sorry i missed COD steak out of that post,

    1
  • magicmac54

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #34

    https://youtu.be/Ifwr0CrXB7s

    Food for thought Mr GeordieTom :D:D:D

    Have a good Easter Lad

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  • Wor B

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Lesh

    That firm of solicitors represented me in my divorce proceedings.

    Unfortunately I got the junior partner.

    Was left in my string vest and Y fronts. If they’d been Calvin Kline she would have probably got them too.

    😉

    4
  • Mund

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Everyone deserves a second chance Betty

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  • geordietom

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #37

    betty …

    What is meant by sine die?
    : without any future date being designated (as for resumption) : indefinitely the meeting adjourned sine die.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordietom….. Aye so I believe. Seems rather harsh .

    4
  • lesh

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #39

    cleveleysbob

    Great minds eh?

    Aye, it’s a bit warmer on the south coast – it’s said to be a heady 7C, three above Tyneside.

    That’s still far too cold for my liking, I need at least 20C to even think it’s warm. A far cry from the pre-central heating days when the cold was more bearable.

    I remember as a kid swimming in the North Sea and shivering on coming out but these days, going into the Med brings a sharp intake of breath!

    Oh the Joy’s of ageing.

    That’s life.

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  • lesh

    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #40

    @39

    * joys even.

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