Steve Bruce reveals why he took off Ciaran Clark

Newcastle United’s win over Southampton came at a cost.

Ciaran Clark.
Ciaran Clark.

Steve Bruce lost Allan Saint-Maximin to a hamstring injury late in the 2-1 win, which lifted the club up to 10th in the Premier League.

However, Bruce lost another player – defender Ciaran Clark – to an injury at the break.

“Ciaran’s injury was his calf,” said head coach Bruce, who is without Jamaal Lascelles until the New Year.

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Clark was replaced by Fabian Schar, who hadn’t played since suffering a knee injury in October.