Steve Bruce held his press conference this morning ahead of the Monday night trip to Aston Villa – and revealed the latest injury news.
Bruce revealed Ciaran Clark is ‘touch and go’ for Monday’s Premier League trip to Villa Park, Clark having picked up a knock while away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
Scroll down and click through our gallery to see what Bruce had to say from his weekly press conference with the Premier League returning this weekend.
5. Bruce on the mood in the camp
Bruce said: "The players have been bouncing around training. It’s been as lively as it’s been since I arrived. It’s amazing what two wins can do, especially for a club like ours.” Photo: Owen Humphreys
6. Bruce looking for momentum
Bruce said: "With the momentum, you’re always looking for the next game. It seems an even longer wait until Monday - it’s bad enough waiting until Saturday - but it lets all the players get back from internationals, like Almiron - who’s been half way round the world, again.” Photo: Steven Paston
7. Bruce pleased to see Jose back
Bruce said: "I'm delighted Jose is back because he was a breath of fresh air when he first arrived in PL. He's won trophies everywhere. The disappointment of course is that Pochettino has gone. If he can get the sack we're all goosed really as he's multi-talented." Photo: Owen Humphreys
8. Next few weeks will define season
Bruce: "These next few weeks will define the season and where we're going to be because we have 6 or 7 games in December, which is ridiculous really. Villa Park is a big, imposing stadium and one of the great theatres to play at so let's hope we can enjoy it" Photo: Owen Humphreys