Steve Bruce reacts to classy performance from Newcastle United's Joe White

Joe White has had a memorable week at Newcastle United.

Sunday, 1st August 2021, 7:00 am
Steve Bruce gives fans the thumbs up at the Pirelli Stadium.

White – who made his senior debut against Rotherham United on Tuesday night – came off the bench in Friday night’s 2-0 win over Burton Albion.

And the 18-year-old midfielder “caught the eye” at the Pirelli Stadium following his 55th-minute introduction.

Head coach Steve Bruce said: “He caught the eye, didn’t he? We brought him up about 18 months ago before Covid, and he quietly impressed us. And, all of a sudden, they grow all of a sudden, and find a yard of pace, and look bigger and stronger. And he’s certainly done that. Over the last couple of games in particular, I’ve been very, very pleased with what I’ve seen.

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"Well done to him. The good thing is pre-season’s given me a chance to see him in a game. He can be really pleased with himself. He catches everybody’s eye with his strength, physicality – and the way he handles the ball.”

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