This comes after Wraith co-hosted a recent episode of NUFC Matters from his YouTube channel where he spoke about a variety of topics concerning Steve Bruce’s side.
On the subject of Carroll, whose future at Newcastle has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks, Wraith had this to say on the matter.
He said: “As for pulling on the black and white shirt for Newcastle again, I just don’t see it, I really don’t, and I think [if the] takeover goes through, we’ll be aiming a lot higher. [If the] takeover doesn’t go through, I just can’t see Steve Bruce playing him.”
The 32-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35 million, has been at Newcastle since arriving back for his second spell at the club in August 2019 from fellow Premier League club West Ham United on a free transfer.
The 2019/20 season saw the Englishman make 21 appearances across all competitions but fail to score a goal.
This past campaign saw the striker make 22 appearances across all competitions but this time manage to score just one goal during Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat against Leicester City in January.
TIF Thoughts on Steve Wraith’s comments on Carroll and his future at Newcastle…
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Given how Carroll only played nine minutes of Premier League action for Newcastle since March in four appearances off the substitutes’ bench, it’s easy to see why Wraith has some doubts about Carroll’s future at the club and specifically Bruce’s use of him.
In our view, if Carroll is only going to be used in a handful of matches throughout the upcoming season as a very late substitute, then perhaps it wouldn’t be worth signing a new deal at the club and maybe moving elsewhere to get regular playing time would be more beneficial for the striker, if that’s what he’s after.