This is why Ryan Fraser has been left out of Newcastle United's squad

Ryan Fraser will sit out this afternoon’s game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Ryan Fraser.Ryan Fraser.
Ryan Fraser.

The winger came off the bench in Newcastle United’s 7-0 win over Morecambe – and had been expected to be involved against Jose Mourinho’s side.

However, the Gazette understands that Fraser was left out of the squad, as a precaution, because of a “slightly sore groin”.

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Head coach Steve Bruce didn’t want to risk Fraser, who hasn’t started a Premier League game in six months.

Miguel Almiron, Joelinton and Matt Ritchie have come into Bruce’s starting XI.