News

Newcastle dealt injury blow ahead of Aston Villa clash, Steve Bruce confirms Joe Willock’s involvement

0
(0)

Newcastle dealt injury blow ahead of Aston Villa clash, Steve Bruce confirms Joe Willock’s involvement

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

Newcastle will face a trip to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon for a Premier League game.

The Magpies did not have the greatest of starts to their 2021/22 campaign last weekend.

They would play host to West Ham and did take the lead after just five minutes through Callum Wilson.

Aaron Creswell pulled one back 13 minutes later, but the North East outfit were once again in front five minutes before the break.

However, Newcastle would then collapse in the second half, conceding goals from Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio to eventually lose 4-2.

As a result, Steve Bruce and co. are no doubt very keen to pick up their first points of the season against Villa.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Newcastle injury blow

Before the game, Newcastle have been dealt an injury blow.

Jonjo Shelvey would start for Newcastle in their defeat to West Ham. However, when speaking on Friday, Steve Bruce has confirmed that the midfielder is out with a new calf injury:

“Jonjo won’t make it.

“He has suffered a calf injury, the other one after his pre-season injury.”

Bruce would also provide an update on his goalkeeping situation, which does not seem to be getting much better as Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow remain sidelined:

“It’s not great when the two most experienced ones are struggling.

“Martin’s injury has become infected which will set him back a few more weeks.

“Karl has still not overcome his problems.

“We may have to register four goalkeepers which is unheard of.”

Elsewhere, Steve Bruce has confirmed that Joe Willock will be in the squad to face Villa:

FPL 2021/22: Best captain picks for Gameweek 2

Liverpool vs Burnley betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Aminat Aigbe

Aminat Aigbe is the first lady of afronaija and a very good blogger ( Original Mrs AfroNaija )

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.