'I don’t understand what more they want' - pundit takes aim at Newcastle United fans as Leeds United star reveals excitement about playing at St James’s Park

Steve Bruce’s side face an injury-hit Leeds United tomorrow night searching for their first win of the season.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 4:30 pm

Here, we round-up all the latest stories that have emerged today surrounding Newcastle United:

Agbonlahor takes aim at Freddie Woodman and Newcastle fans

Yesterday, Gabby Agbonlahor described Allan Saint-Maximin as a ‘clown’ and now his attention has seemingly turned towards Freddie Woodman and the Newcastle United fan base.

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Marcelo Bielsa and Steve Bruce will face-off on Friday night at St James's Park. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images).

Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor said: “Criticising Bruce is boring from Newcastle fans.

“Your manager is managing a team with limited funds. Everyone else is spending money and Newcastle aren’t so what do you expect from him?

“They put up a great fight against Manchester United for 40 minutes until the keeper decided to throw one in and Ronaldo’s second goal went through his legs.

“With a proper keeper both of Ronaldo’s goals wouldn’t have gone in. The keeper let him down.

Patrick Bamford has admitted his excitement about playing at a full St James's Park on Friday night. (Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images).

“The Fernandes goal you can’t do anything about.

“Steve Bruce deserves a break, he will keep them in the league but he can’t take them to the next level with limited funds. Newcastle fans need to understand that. I don’t understand what more they want.”

Leeds confirm four players missing for Newcastle United clash

Leeds United have confirmed that they will be without four first-team players when they travel to St James’s Park.

Pascal Struijk will miss the game through suspension after their appeal over his red-card against Liverpool was rejected by the FA.

Furthermore, centre-backs Robin Koch and Diego Llorente will also be missing through injury whilst Adam Forshaw will not be back in-contention until early next week.

Striker reveals excitement at St James’s Park appearance

Patrick Bamford has spoken about his excitement to play in-front of a packed-out St James’s Park tomorrow night.

Bamford revealed his excitement on the Official Leeds United podcast:

“Excited, to be honest. I have never played there with fans.

“I am quite excited because obviously the stadium is massive when you are there without the fans.

“So, with the fans in it, I think it is going to feel unreal.” Bamford said.

“[It is incredible], especially with the Leeds fans will be right up in heavens are they not?

“I am just quite excited about it all.”

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