Doncaster Rovers boss compares Newcastle United youngster to Nobby Solano as Steve Bruce handed double injury boost
Steve Bruce has been handed a boost today as two Newcastle United players have stepped up their recovery from injury.
Here, we round-up all the latest stories that have emerged today surrounding Newcastle United:
Key player returns to training
Martin Dubravka has returned to Newcastle United training today as he steps up his recovery from a foot-injury.
Dubravka played through the injury during most of last season and then during the European Championships in the summer.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said last week:
“He’s coming along nicely. Thankfully, the wound that was badly infected has gone. He’s hoping he’ll be back on the grass next week, so that’s a bit of good news.”
Dubraka’s return is a welcome boost for Newcastle United who head to Watford on Saturday, still searching for their first Premier League win of the season.
Doncaster boss compares Rodrigo Vilca to former-Newcastle legend
Newcastle United youngster Rodrigo Vilca has been impressing whilst on loan at Doncaster Rovers.
Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press, current Rovers boss Richie Wellens admitted he has been impressed by Vilca’s ‘quality’ and he has compared him to a former Newcastle United legend:
“Rodrigo's come from an under 23s set-up and I'm not having a go at that but the intensity of training and intensity of matches are nowhere near what is required as of today.
“He's going to take a bit of catching up but I think you saw the talent that he's got.
"I think you can see he's quality. It's just that final little bit.
“He receives the ball very well and he reminds me of a player that I actually played with from Peru called Nobby Solano.
“He's a really cultured footballer, now it's just about that last little bit.
“We have to sacrifice certain defensive stuff with him so when you play a player like that you need that assist, that goal or final product in the final third to negate the defensive stuff.”
Elliot Anderson completes 90 minutes
Newcastle youngster Elliot Anderson completed his first full-game last-night having returned from injury.
Anderson scored a penalty to give his side the lead, however, they could not hold on and were defeated 3-2 by Stoke City.