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Local Report Cites ‘Fears’ That Striker Could Be Sidelined For A Number Of Weeks

Callum Wilson has started this season in fine form scoring twice in our first three matches. Despite nursing a thigh injury, the striker put Newcastle in front against Southampton before being withdrawn in the 69th minute.

Of course, Newcastle couldn’t hold on to the lead and ended up with just a disappointing point on the afternoon.

After the match, Steve Bruce was asked about Wilson’s injury but didn’t seem overly concerned saying the following:

“He’s got a thigh injury, unfortunately.

“It’s a frustration, because, unfortunately, it’s niggling away at him, which is frustrating for everybody, but we’ll see how he is in the week, and go from there.”

There could be a cause for concern as The Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth is reporting Callum Wilson could miss a number of weeks with the injury. Starforth doesn’t cite anything specific other than ‘fears’ the player could be sidelined for our next couple of matches.

Hopefully, that will not be the case, or he’ll only miss Saturday’s match at Manchester United, which we’ll be very fortunate to get anything from even with Wilson available. We’ll likely find out more from Bruce’s press conference, or if the club release any training images this week.

There is also potentially another fresh injury concern as Ryan Fraser is now out of the Scotland squad.

Fraser played the entirety of Scotland’s 2-0 defeat to Denmark last week. However, he was an unused substitute in their 1-0 win over Moldova on Saturday. So we’ll see if it’s an injury concern that has forced the 27-year-old out of the Scotland set-up for their final World Cup Qualifier against Austria tomorrow.

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37 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Sep 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    our players never look fit and haven’t since Bruce arrived,and i just can’t see were the goals are coming from now our lucks run out,
    suicide entering a season so badly prepared both on and off the pitch.
    it’s criminal really,,

  • Wor B

    Sep 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2

    If my sources are correct, Fraser went for the full ear to ear grin without any warm-up!

    Reckless endangerment, could have been out for the season.

    Should be fined a month’s wages!

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 6, 2021 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Who ever could have seen this coming?! Don’t worry though, we have more than enough strikers to cover whilst Wilson recovers. We have Gayle, we have…..erm…… Joelin-no wait he isn’t a striker really, erm…. Allan Sain-no no he isn’t really a striker either, errrrrr I’ll get back to you on that one!

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #4

    I say let’s go all out against Manure. Let’s hit them with 4 false 10’s. They won’t know what’s happening, our players won’t know either but that makes it a level playing field at least!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 6, 2021 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5


    I think that’s why we start games reasonably well no one on the pitch knows where to be then once the opposition manager adjusts accordingly we are snookered

    Seen it happen in so many games with us to be a coincidence

  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 6, 2021 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #6

    All of this negativity around the club can’t be helping the morale of the players. With it being common knowledge that we are only there to survive the drop , how must this affect the mindset of the team?..
    My main concern is that we will lose the support of Munster’s son.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #7

    When did we lose that third wicket?

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Hahaha….training images from this week….now that’s a funny one. I’m sure Rondon is training somewhere…even at his old age.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    One of my thoughts is why they are running on empty at the end is Jones puts them through a too rigorous warm up.
    ie West Ham game was in over an hour before kick off and for about 3/4 of an hour they were out through their paces
    Mini football games sprints shuttles and more
    Not sure how much of a warm up you need some one who coaches will know a lot better than me!

    Also if the staff knew that Wilson was going to be out for a number of weeks the surely Bruce must of been at Ashley to buy another forward in

    And if Ashley refused then it beggars belief

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #10

    England mentality is so weak. Flat pitch and tired bowlers. Giving away wickets when they aren’t even trying to chase the score down.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #11

    I see Wilson is out. Thank god we strengthened that position to cover him!

    I was shot down by a few on here when I called him injury prone when we bought him 😆

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #12

    We will be bottom of the league after the Leeds game, almost certain

  • toon22

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Im sure Wilson being out got Manu nervous
    That means theyll have to face Joe

    Bet they are worried sick over it

  • DrGloom

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone actually know if Bruce is in Portugal … surprised no photos have emerged if so – could just be paper talk…
    Not that it matters , he doesn’t do much other than pick the team on matchday

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    “How many stikers do you need in a 25 man squad?”

    If we do not have a striker, can we play another goal keeper instead?
    We have four of those.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #16

    To be honest I would rather not play Wilson against Man Utd anyway he would more than likely just be chasing lost causes hoofed up to him

    Probably why and others in our team pick up so many tissue injuries because we are always chasing things which means you have to put pressure on the legs to get moving

    Other teams pass and move so its just little movements and runs which doesn’t place as much pressure on the body it would seem!?

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Lee, our squad is that thin and fragile I wonder if we should only play Wilson and St Max against teams in the bottom half away from home and in outside the top 6 at home. And certainly neither of them in the cups.

    We might consider just playing the kids against the top teams.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Last seasons top 6 Man City, Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham, Leicester

    3W 2D 7L

    2W against West Ham and 1W against Leicester
    Both draws against Liverpool

    I’m shocked. Far better than I would have expected.

  • giimps

    Sep 6, 2021 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #19

    We cant play a goalkeeper at striker…..2 of the 4 are out injured/ill so we are stuck with the 2 for matchday……maybe someone from the u16 can come in, we wont need to give them appearance money ….winner winner

  • hibbit

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #20

    We get beat off ManU and fall behind Leeds will the roof come off St James ???

  • giimps

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #21

    The way the club maintains everything else, there is a chance the roof might just fall off anyway, matterless of any results or crowd numbers.

  • kimbo

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #22

    So I left back we got rid o f years ago is to replace our £15m Lewis in the NI team, how embarrassing for the player and Mike Ashley, can we get any more negative news?????

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Shane Fergusson was a powder puff of a player and would never make it at top level, let’s not forget that.

    Lewis I just don’t know. Had his confidence blown to pieces by being played in a back 4 and looks a shadow of the player we thought we bought. We should consider loaning him out the same as we did Murphy.

  • giimps

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Lewis gets to the 1/2 way line and looks at Bruce who is telling him no, so he passes back , or sideways, having a manager with some kind of tactical nous and belief in his ability would go a long way to making us into a decent team.
    Before anyone says i am having a go at Bruce, i think he could be a good manager, if he had 1 or 2 skills , Tactics, man management, ability, heart, desire,ambition, Bollocks and maybe a spine….he would maybe be a lower champo manager if he had any of these…otherwise hes great.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #26

    NUFC Women are unbeaten so far this season and Dylan Stephenson has been nominated for Player of the month for the U23s in their league so it’s not all bad news from the club! 🙂

  • giimps

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Just the first team then

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 6, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Saturday is actually one of the first games in a while that I think I will avoid and just get the scoreline later

    Sick of having the weekend ruined watching a shambles of a Bruce team have never seen us look as bad as we have this season its like we are playing a different level from the other teams and not in a good way!!

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #29

    EGB, can she play up front and is she busy on Saturday

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #30

    As Lesh pointed out, a week without Bruce could have galvanised them. Especially the ones who don’t like him.

    Almiron did excellent as a false 9 but could be banned. If not that’s who Id replace Wilson with.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #31


    Dylan Stepehenson is a he and is scoring goals for fun in the U23s and could just perhaps be in the squad for Saturday!

  • carltoon

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #32

    I haven’t been on the blog much as I’m in the Lake district, has anyone from the night shift heard from NYmag? What with the floods, I’ve read through the comments but don’t know if I’ve missed any.

  • carltoon

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Bill, Lesh, Rom, have you read anything from him?

  • Romford mag

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #34


    I’ve not seen him posting , hope all is ok with him and his family !

  • geordie157

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Sounds like Wilson is out then vs Man Utd and Fraser is definitely out, they just said on talksport he’s on crutches.

    So Ashley’s gamble of not adding depth has already backfired.

    If he’s playing well, give Stephenson Fraser’s place on the bench.

    I’m fearing 6, maybe 7 nil Saturday.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 6, 2021 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #36

    EGB 😆

    Misread your post. I was thinking to myself, didn’t realise the women had an U23 team as well!

  • John Tudor

    Sep 6, 2021 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #37

    @4 hit them with a soggy stottie more like dickead out!!!!!!!!!!!!


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