The one big positive to take from Saturday’s defeat – This NUFC player was absolutely brilliant..

It’s fair to say very few impressed in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, but one player who can come away with his head held high in NUFC new boy Federico Fernandez.

He made some superbly timed tackles, he read the game well, looked calm and comfortable on the ball and put in a superb cross to set up Ciaran Clark’s late header.

On a day where so many of our players failed to turn up and let themselves down, he did anything but.

This isn’t the first time he’s impressed in fairness. He looked like a leader and marshalled the defence very well at home to Chelsea, he was the only defender who didn’t disgrace himself against Forest and he barely put a foot wrong away to City.

It perhaps sums up our current struggles when the biggest chance we created was from our two centre-backs combining, but it’s great to see how quickly he’s settled in; especially with Lejeune likely to be sidelined for several more months yet.

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About Olly Hawkins

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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