Joelinton blow for Newcastle United

Steve Bruce is sweating on the fitness of Joelinton after he limped off at Carrow Road.

Joelinton.
Joelinton.

The striker was forced off during Newcastle United’s 3-1 defeat to Norwich City with a hip problem.

Head coach Steve Bruce said: “It’s a hip injury. We’ll do X-rays and scans. He’s took a nasty one to the side.”

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Joelinton put a header wide in the first half.

“I’m not going to criticise individuals,” said Bruce. “He got caught in the team effort, which wasn’t good enough.”