New injury setback revealed, Xhaka linked & England call-up announced – NUFC news round-up

A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • Matt Ritchie has suffered a setback in training – while tomorrow’s game will also come too soon for Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune – Full story here.
  • Matty Longstaff has earned his first call up to the England U20 squad for their games against Portugal and Iceland later this month – Full story here.
  • According to The Times, Newcastle are set to offer Granit Xhaka an escape route from Arsenal in the new year – Full story here.
  • Neil Redfearn is being linked with an immediate return to football, with him reportedly battling ex-Sunderland boss Jack Ross for the vacant Hibernian job – Full story here.
  • Mark Douglas believes Steve Bruce is interested in Granit Xhaka – claiming he’s been on the club’s radar since the days of Graham Carr – however he feels the deal may not be possible financially – Full story here.
  • Charlie Nicholas has released his prediction for Newcastle vs Bournemouth – and has made some strange comments about Bruce and NUFC – Full story here.
  • A Newcastle United statement has confirmed that highly-rated England U19 international Kelland Watts has signed a 3-year deal with the club – Full story here.
  • Despite scoring last weekend, Sheffield Wednesday fans continue to be left unimpressed by Jacob Murphy – Read their worrying comments on social media here.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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