Newcastle United can WIN the Carabao Cup - Steve Bruce

The Carabao Cup is a competition Newcastle United CAN win, according to head coach Steve Bruce.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 8:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 8:02 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Leicester City are the visitors to St James’s Park tonight – and Brendan Rodgers has picked his strongest available XI, while Bruce has had to patch up his war-weary troops after Spurs on Sunday.

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Despite that, the head coach thinks glory in this competition is something that should not be seen as beyond the Magpies.

Speaking in his United matchday column, Bruce said: “This is a competition where clubs like us can win it. You always want a favourable draw, of course, and this is not an easy tie for either side, but it’s a big cup tie and we have to be ready for it.

“It’s always a bit special playing under the lights, too. I used to enjoy playing at night time – it always produces a really good atmosphere.”