Date: 14th November 2019 at 2:15pm
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confirmed on its official website on Thursday that captain will be out of action until after the New Year following the knee he suffered against Bournemouth last Saturday. The 26-year-old has started all 12 games so far this season for ’s side, but had to be substituted early on in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over after a collision with caused by opposition . It’s certainly a blow for the Magpies to be without their skipper, a player who has been so reliable for them over the past few years. Most of the team’s supporters are pretty broken up about it as a result, although there is one dissenter who claims the former Nottingham Forest man will have a tough time getting back into the team. That’s a problem for Bruce to solve on another day, though, and for now the Magpies head coach will simply be bemoaning his bad luck to be without such a crucial player over the busy Christmas period.

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