Steve Bruce considers tactical switch for Fabian Schar

Steve Bruce would consider switching Fabian Schar into midfield.
Fabian Schar.Fabian Schar.
Fabian Schar.

The defender – who scored in Newcastle United’s last game against Watford – played as a midfielder for Switzerland during the international break.

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“I think if you wanted to play him in the middle of a three as a defensive one, that could work,” said Bruce. “Whether he could get up and down the pitch in a two? I'm not so sure but he's a fabulous footballer.

“He played in the middle of a back three for Switzerland, and that gave me food for thought. He's never quite done that here. Brilliant goal, and he's a natural finisher. When you see him in training, he wants to finish. He enjoys scoring goals.”