Steve Bruce explains big change for Emil Krafth at Newcastle United

Steve Bruce has picked out three players for extra praise for their contributions about Bournemouth.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 4:45 pm

Newcastle United won 4-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night to move up to 13th place in the Premier League.

Valentino Lazaro scored after coming off the bench, and the loanee has been praise along with Nabil Bentaleb and Emil Krafth, who were recalled to the starting XI.

“All credit to the players who came in,” said head coach Bruce. “I was delighted for Bentaleb, Lazaro and Emil Krafth. They’ve all come here to try to prove themselves a bit, and certainly their performance the other night was great to see. I was delighted for people who have had to wait patiently. They reminded us of what good players they are.”

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Krafth, signed last summer from Amiens, hadn’t played since January. Bruce said: “The switch from being a wing-back to just being a full-back has helped Emil enormously.”

Valentino Lazaro, right, celebrates with team-mates after he scores his team's fourth goal against Bournemouth.