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

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Martin Dubravka has returned to Newcastle United training today as he steps up his recovery from a foot-injury.

Steve Bruce has been handed a double-injury boost (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Dubravka played through the injury during most of last season and then during the European Championships in the summer.

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“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.

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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.

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“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

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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.

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