Sean Longstaff injured, Andy Carroll close to Newcastle return, says Steve Bruce


Sean Longstaff has also suffered an injury in training, although Andy Carroll is close to your return for Newcastle, says head coach Steve Bruce.
After recovering from a knee injury which kept him out of the final stages of the effort longstaff has played all four Premier League games to date this season.
The 21-year-old attracted interest from Manchester United in the summer after his impressive performances from his breakthrough season, but Bruce confirmed he’s been sidelined due to an injury in training.
Bruce said:”Unfortunately, Sean Longstaff turned an arm in practice. Tomorrow he won’t make.
“He strove to obstruct a cross and sadly twisted his arm and we will not understand how severe that’s till the next few days. That’s a tiny blow to us.
“It is one of the freak ones that unfortunately occurs. We had been disappointed for him which we’ve lost a participant to some freak crash. That is what happens in football unfortunately.”
Newcastle started the year with defeats Arsenal and Norwich, but awakened to pick up a shock win at Tottenham thanks to Joelinton’s goal.
The striker hasn’t faced much competition for his place in the side however he is challenged.
Bruce said:”[Carroll has] made big progress this week. He’s thrilled with how it has gone so far. It is very great news to us.
“I really think for everybody to watch him joining in with coaching was great for him, good for your group of course and we want now some good news from his professional.
“It’s always quite tricky to place timescale on somebody like Andy, he’s fit when he is fit. He’s joined in, he has worked hard, there is a grin across his face this afternoon where he’s comfortable that’s great.
“When you have got an ankle like he has got, it’s always the response to the work he is set in. In the moment it is all very excellent.”
Newcastle face a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday because they seem like the first group to accumulate points from the side of Jurgen Klopp this season, and Bruce admits it is going to be a challenge.
He added:”We are going to European champions who haven’t lost a game at home for two and a half years.
“They’re as good a team as you’re ever going to play against so we are going to have to guard well that’s for certain. But we must take part in the sport just like we did against Spurs and reveal that strength.
“When we’ve got it, can we cause a danger and that’s regarded as the match plan straight away again.
“It’s a fantastic stadium with a fantastic support, a big club, large history, large tradition. To go there and perform them is for me personally going to be one of the highlights since they are unique in what they’ve done through the past few years in their history.
“I have always just loved it. It’s imperative that you simply enjoy it, that’s what were in it for. It couldn’t be difficult since they are a very, very good team today.”

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