Matty Longstaff in line for Premier League debut under Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce is considering handing Matty Longstaff his Premier League debut.

Matty Longstaff celebrates a pre-season goal.
Matty Longstaff celebrates a pre-season goal.

The Newcastle United midfielder could be included in Bruce’s squad for Sunday’s Premier League game against Manchester United.

Head coach Bruce said: “He’s been in with a chance since I walked through the door. He comes into the equation with the problems we’ve got.”

Longstaff, 19, made his senior debut in August’s Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester City.

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