Ex-Newcastle player reveals the key to getting the best out of £35million Brazilian Joelinton – the solution is sitting on the Magpies’ bench.

Former Newcastle United player Kevin Nolan believes the key to getting the best out £35million man Joelinton – and the solution is sitting on the Magpies’ bench.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 8:00 am
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Joelinton of Newcastle United talks to a young fan after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

While many see Andy Carroll as a back up option to the Brazilian summer signing, Nolan thinks the pair can work as a partnership up top for Steve Bruce.

And he thinks they’d be a “nightmare” for Premier League defences.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Nolan said: “I think the more and more this lad (Carroll) gets fit and the more he is able to start games, I think you might see him and Joelinton working together as a front two because it will certainly help him and it will certainly help Joelinton out too.

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“And believe me, they’ll be a nightmare for any defence.”

Joelinton has scored just one goal for Newcastle since his summer move from Hoffenheim in the summer.