Eddie Howe recalls Fabian Schar in revealing move as Newcastle United head coach

Fabian Schar has been recalled to Newcastle United’s starting XI by Eddie Howe.

Saturday, 20th November 2021, 2:13 pm

Schar, Joe Willock and Joelinton have all been recalled to the starting XI for Howe’s first game in charge.

The 43-year-old, in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, will be in constant communication with assistants Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones on the bench during this afternoon’s Premier League home game against 14th-placed Brentford. Howe will also address the squad before the fixture.

Schar, in the last year of his contract, had found himself on the bench before Howe’s arrival. The 29-year-old defender – who played for Switzerland against Italy during the international break – has only made two appearances this season.

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Winless Newcastle are 19th in the Premier League with five points from 11 games.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Newcastle team: Darlow, Murphy, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin, Wilson. Subs: Dubravka, Lewis, Hayden, Krafth, Manquillo, Fraser, Almiron, Gayle, S Longstaff.

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