Steve Bruce delivers update on injured Newcastle United trio but swerves Callum Wilson question

Steve Bruce swerved the chance to give an injury update on striker Callum Wilson – but did discuss why three players were not named in Newcastle United’s Premier League squad on Sunday.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 7:00 am
Federico Fernandez of Newcastle United turns away from Andrew Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James' Park on December 30, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

With Wilson, fellow striker Andy Carroll, Ryan Fraser and Federico Fernandez were all missing from the Magpies’ bench and starting line-up for the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park.

And when asked about the fitness of the foursome, Bruce gave updates on three but did not confirm or deny whether top-scorer Wilson, who has netted 10 goals this term, would be available for next weekend’s trip to Burnley’s Turf Moor.

“All the ones not on the bench are all injured,” he said.

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"Andy is a calf injury. Fraser a groin that he got with Scotland. He didn’t train for two days. And Fede felt his calf, he has been a problem for us after the illness.

"All of the players have been missing with injury.”