A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- According to the Chronicle, Lee Charnley is discussing new contracts with Fabian Schar, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Martin Dubravka – Full story here.
- Andy Carroll looks set to make the squad for Saturday’s game with Brighton – but only if he manages to complete a full week of training on Tyneside – Full story here.
- Jurgen Klopp has praised Joelinton‘s “outstanding” display at Anfield on Saturday, believing the Brazilian is ‘made for the Premier League’ – Full story here.
- Dutch analyst Jan van Halst has praised Jetro Willems’ quality in attack, but believes the left-back will ‘always’ be vulnerable defensively – Full story here.
- According to the Shields Gazette, Newcastle midfielder Ki Sung-yeung is “not 100% trusted” by Steve Bruce – Full story here.
- No Premier League player has contested more aerial duels than Joelinton this season – a worrying insight into Steve Bruce’s tactics at NUFC? – Full story here.
- Newcastle are scouting Sevilla’s Rony Lopes ahead of a potential January move according to the Chronicle – but it’s a move that makes little sense – Read why here.
- And finally, a look back at our player ratings from Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle – Read all our marks out of 10 here.