The Toon Army have been in decent form of late, so much so that Steve Bruce was named Premier League manager of the month for April, and they will finally get an opportunity to welcome fans back to St. James’ Park when they face Sheffield United on Wednesday evening.
And despite coming under a lot of fire from supporters at various points in the season, Bruce is still looking forward to putting his side out in front of a crowd.
Speaking recently, he said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming some of you back to the stadium against Sheffield Untied next week, and I’d like to thank our fans for the way they’ve supporters us from afar during this unique season,” said Bruce, who has a year left on his United contract.
“I know there has been some negative publicity around me at times, but the vast majority of people I bump into – and the letters I receive – are encouraging and positive, and I thank them for that.
"Our passionate crowd is one of the big attractions of this job, and we’ve all missed our supporters so much this term, so to everyone who wishes me well, thank you very much.”
The Magpies lost their reverse fixture against Sheffield United earlier in the season.
We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below...
1. PSG after Salah
PSG have already been in touch with Mo Salah’s camp, presumably trying to find out whether the Liverpool player would be interested in a move to France. (L'Equipe) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Photo: Laurence Griffiths
2. BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 13: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates with the trophy after winning the DFB Cup final match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund at Olympic Stadium on May 13, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Manchester United are in pole position for signing Jadon Sancho and the talks between the Red Devils and the Borussia Dortmund star’s agent are already underway. (Sport1) (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Photo: Martin Rose
3. Burnley and Brighton to battle for Man United player
Sunderland have made an offer to Manchester United youngster Jacob Carney with Brighton and Burnley also in the running. (The Sun) (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Photo: Catherine Ivill
4. Brighton told to sign Toney
Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison has claimed Brighton should sign Brentford hitman Ivan Toney to push them on to the next level. (Sky Sports) (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Setterfield