Newcastle boss is hopeful that some of his team’s injured players will be back for their Tuesday match but urged caution with his team’s captain.
made his first appearance since November 21 in his team’s 2-0 defeat againstArsenal
last weekend. The Centre-back was not able to play for six weeks as he struggled to regain fitness after his recovery from COVID-19. Lascelles started against Arsenal on Sunday but he had to be replaced at the half-time and is in doubt for his team’s next match againstSheffield United
. In a post-match interview,
has spoken about his team’s current situation with injuries.
“We hope we can get a few bodies back,
“It was let’s see how Jamaal goes and that is what we are all stabbing in the dark about. It is not a groin strain or a hamstring, it is the after effects of what he has had.
“We played it by ear to see how much he could continue and to be fair to the lad you could see he was out on his feet at half-time. We brought a certain freshness in and it will be good that he has got 45 minutes under his belt.”
Asked about his team’s young talentElliot Anderson
, Bruce responded:
“As soon as Elliot comes onto the pitch, he accepts the ball and receives it and has got that lovely look where he never looks rushed.
“Everything is effortless to him and easy. We hope he has a big future. He will remember his debut – he could have scored in the last minute and what a wonderful debut that would have been.
“I am very pleased with his progress and he is one we hope can do us a good turn over the rest of the season.”