Steve Bruce launches probe at Newcastle United after latest setbacks

Steve Bruce says he’ll be “asking questions” at Newcastle United – after he lost three more players to injury.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 6:00 am
Dwight Gayle.

Dwight Gayle and Paul Dummett were forced off in yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers with hamstring injuries, while Joelinton played on with a groin problem.

The Premier League club’s injury list runs into double figures, and head coach Bruce said: “I didn’t replace or take in any new medical staff (after succeeding Rafa Benitez last summer).

“Nothing’s changed in that respect. Of course, we’ll go into it in depth, and I’ll ask a few questions as to the reasons why. Are we just unfortunate? Or is there a reason why?

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“I’ve got my own ideas. I keep telling everybody that it’s the amount of the games we’ve played. When you play people fatigued, even though we’ve had a free week this week, you risk that trouble. But it’s not normally as severe as what we’ve got.”