Dan Burn's Newcastle United debut analysed by Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe has given his verdict on Dan Burn’s Newcastle United debut.

Monday, 14th February 2022, 12:30 pm

Burn, signed from Brighton and Hove Albion on transfer deadline day in a £12million deal, starred in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa. The defender, released by Newcastle at a young age, was handed a start after Jamaal Lascelles was ruled out of the Premier League game through illness.

And Blyth-born Burn, 29, quickly slotted into Howe’s back four – and helped the team keep only its third clean sheet of the season.

“He was excellent,” said United's head coach. “Again, very calm. I thought he added a real composure to the back line. Aerially very good, swept up a lot of dangerous-looking situations in a calm, composed way.

"So I thought it was a great debut, and so nice, for him, that it was here. Obviously, I know how much the club means to him, his history here, so it was a great moment.”

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