Everything Steve Bruce said about Newcastle United injuries, Matty Longstaff and a 'big summer' in the transfer market

Steve Bruce faced the press this morning ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Brighton & Hove Albion – and here’s all the key points:

Saturday, 18th July 2020, 12:09 pm

There were a host of key topics on the agenda for Bruce, with the ongoing takeover talks and Matty Longstaff’s contract saga high on the agenda.

We also received an injury update on some key men – including the impressive Allan Saint-Maximin and defender-turned-midfielder Fabian Schar.

Scroll down for the latest from Bruce’s morning media briefing:

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce press conference RECAP: Newcastle boss looks ahead to Brighton

Last updated: Saturday, 18 July, 2020, 09:59

  • Steve Bruce will face the press this morning ahead of the trip to Brighton
  • Matty Longstaff’s future and takeover talks are set to be high on the agenda
  • We should also get an update on Allan Saint-Maximin’s fitness

And welcome to our live blog!

We’ll have the latest from Steve Bruce’s press conference throughout the morning as we look ahead to Monday evening’s trip to Brighton…

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What’s on the agenda for Steve Bruce today?

  • THE TAKEOVER - It’s the topic on the lips of every Newcastle United fan, so it’s near-certain Bruce will be asked about the takeover - and he may again call for clarity.
  • CONTRACT TALKS - Has there been any movement on Matty Longstaff’s talks?
  • INJURIES - With doubts over Allan Saint-Maximin and other first-team players, Bruce is set to offer some key fitness updates

Bruce is speaking now - with some concerning injury updates...

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Here’s where things stand with Matty Longstaff

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