Injury setback reported, Ashley speaks out & ex-Mag on the move – NUFC news round-up

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

  • According to Mark Douglas, NUFC coaching staff are concerned about Allan Saint-Maximin’s lack of pre-season and could delay his comeback until mid-October – Full story here.
  • Mike Ashley has bizarrely stated that he ‘doesn’t pick the Newcastle team’ and ‘never has’ during an interview with Sky News – Full story here.
  • Isaac Hayden is one of the key players the club are looking to tie down to a new long-term contract, according to the Chronicle – Full story here.
  • According to Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, former Newcastle United flop Emmanuel Riviere is set to join Achraf Lazaar at Cosenza – Full story here.
  • Steve Bruce has revealed how well Jack Colback is performing on the training pitch, insisting that he’s ‘not done anything wrong’ – Read his comments here.
  • According to The Athletic’s Chris Waugh, Newcastle duo Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff are both being tracked by England – Full story here.
  • Steve Bruce claims he tried to sign Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle during his Championship stints with Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Hull – Full story here.
  • And finally, with Miguel Almiron yet to return from international duty, we’ve looked at the two possible line-ups Bruce could be forced to go with at Liverpool – Full story here.

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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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