‘Played his last game for us’ – Newcastle United fans react to Fabian Schar's injury set-back and call for Florian Lejeune return

Newcastle United fans have had their say following news that defender Fabian Schar is facing ‘a few months’ on the sidelines.

Fabian Schar of Newcastle United goes off injured on a stretcher during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on February 06, 2021  (Photo by Owen Humphreys - Pool/Getty Images)
Fabian Schar of Newcastle United goes off injured on a stretcher during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on February 06, 2021 (Photo by Owen Humphreys - Pool/Getty Images)

The Swiss international suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Southampton at St James’s Park.

He had to be stretchered off with 15-minutes of normal time remaining as The Magpies were reduced to nine men having made all three substitutions in the match.

After the match, Schar tweeted an update on his condition: “Difficult to accept. I felt really good on the pitch, and the team did well the last few games. Now I will be out for a few months, and it’s gonna be a hard time. But I will try everything to be back on the pitch as soon as possible. My goal will be to be ready for the Euros.”

Callum Wilson and Javier Manquillo also suffered injuries in the game in what proved to be a costly win for Steve Bruce’s side.

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With Schar out of contract this summer and defender Florian Lejeune on loan at Alaves, Newcastle fans have been speculating on Twitter following news of the injury set-back – here’s what some had to say…

@cameronwatt1892: “Give him a new deal and recall big Flo.”

@MichaelNUFC_: “That’s him played his last game for us sadly.”

@PhilipPeppiatt: “Get well soon Fabian. Hopefully there will have been a #NUFCTakeover and Rafa Benitez back as manager by the time you're fit again. Then a new contract for you at NUFC.”

@AWalshinho: “Hopefully you get a new contract but if not thanks for the memories, all the best with the recovery.”

@nathjohndavis: “Hope that wasn’t the last game you played for us as that’s no way to end a career at a club, hope you have a speedy recovery fella.”

@NUFCR2: “Will be a big miss, has been one of the in form players in defence under these latest changes and his ability to go forward with the ball will be a huge loss.”

@Rossc9210: “His own fault. Shouldn’t be taking free kicks then pulling out halving the player.”

@agbnufc_: “Whose idea was it to not put a recall option in Lejeune's contract? Amateur this lot. So we struggle on while our other best ball playing CB is chilling in Spain. Okay #NUFC.”

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