A lot of Newcastle United fans are worried about their next game as Steve Bruce confirmed that the Toon have some injury problems to deal with.
Who would be the bigger loss for Newcastle?
This has not gone down well with many Newcastle fans.
Injury problems piling up for #nufc – Shelvey and Almiron have muscle issues ahead of Burnley. Ki and Clark are out. Late fitness tests for Shelvey and Almiron
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) December 13, 2019
? well that’s not good news
— Ms. L H (@exspygirl) December 13, 2019
— David Middleham (@DaveM_1992) December 13, 2019
Any Good news Lee ????????? HowayTheLads , Time for a few to step up to the plate then Ehhh Lee ????????????
— Paul o Connell (@Poctoon) December 13, 2019
Other Toon supporters have made some tactical suggestions.
5,3,2 with the big lads up top. Wings back need to get forward though.
— Ashley Weddle (@AshleyWeddle81) December 13, 2019
Play Schar,Fernández,dummy,midfield 3 of both longstaffs & Hayden then Carroll & big joe up top
— scott biffa carlin (@carlinbiffa) December 13, 2019
Sean Longstaff time to shine
— Dazza (@NUFC_DazzaD) December 13, 2019
— Mick (@Looney_Toon1892) December 13, 2019
What do we think?
Bruce confirmed that Shelvey has a sore calf, and Almiron has a tight hamstring, and after what happened to Saint-Maximin, it is unlikely that he would risk either of them if there is any doubt that they are not 100% fit.
Almiron meanwhile is quick and is creative – so to miss him would also be a blow.
The only positive for Newcastle is that if Shelvey is injured, Sean Longstaff will be given the opportunity to reclaim his place in the starting XI.
To be fair to the Ghanaian, he does have three assists this season and could cause Burnley some problems