Bruce shared that Newcastle’s troubles in the final third are becoming a big problem, even though he believed they were a great threat on the counter-attack against Frank Lampard’s side.
“I thought we looked a threat on the break, and if we can be a bit more careful with the final pass, then, of course, the big thing is we have to find some goals.,” he told the Shields Gazette.
Club record signing Joelinton has started every game this season but has only managed a single goal since arriving from Hoffenheim.
Newcastle are screaming out for someone who can consistently find out the back of the net, and right now, Joelinton and Miguel Almiron are simply not doing that when they partner each other in the final third. Bruce might believe that Newcastle looked threatening on the counter-attack, and did also create opportunities, but when you finish a game with no shots on target, it counts for nothing that they might have looked dangerous. The Magpies’ boss has finally addressed the problem, and for it to change he may need to swap things around, and he is finally in a position to do just that in the coming weeks. Both Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll were named on the bench and came on in the second half, and will be desperate to come in and prove they can score, something Bruce must use to his advantage against Wolves.