Steve Bruce's hints at big selection decision at Newcastle United

Martin Dubravka’s edging closer to a comeback at Newcastle United.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 6:00 am

Dubravka has been sidelined since the summer, when he suffered an heel injury which needed surgery.

Karl Darlow has been outstanding between the posts in Dubravka’s absence, and the 31-year-old’s hoped-for return to training will mean head coach Steve Bruce has a decision to make later this month.

“That’s always the best part,” said Bruce, speaking ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League home game against West Bromwich Albion. “It’s a difficult decision. Certainly, Karl Darlow has waited patiently for his chance, and been outstanding. We think, we hope, that Martin’s a couple of weeks away. That gives me one of those big decisions, but you’d rather have it that way than not at all. The competition between them is only a good thing for a manager.

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"The competition between those two in particular is very, very good. In that particular department, we’re very strong.”

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