Date: 14th November 2019 at 2:15pm
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Newcastle confirmed on its official website on Thursday that Magpies captain will be out of action until after the New Year following the knee injury he suffered against Bournemouth last Saturday. The 26-year-old has started all 12 games so far this season for Bruce’s side, but had to be substituted early on in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over after a collision with caused by opposition striker . It’s certainly a blow for 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 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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