A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- Martin Dubravka believes a five-man defence suits Newcastle players better, insisting that Steve Bruce’s attempt to play four at the back ‘didn’t work’ at Leicester – Full story here.
- According to the Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel, Mike Ashley “thinks Peter Kenyon would be good for Newcastle United” – but fears he hasn’t got the cash to do a deal – Full story here.
- During a Q&A at the Chronicle yesterday, Lee Ryder was asked how long Steve Bruce has before the panic button is pressed by Mike Ashley – and his response was worrying to say the least – Full story here.
- Sky Sports pundit Darren Bent believes Joelinton is in a “horrible situation” at Newcastle, feeling none of his teammates are doing him any favours – Full story here.
- Fabian Schar has ‘quietly emerged’ as a key figure in the dressing room at Newcastle United according to the Chronicle – Full story here.
- David Moyes is the latest to throw his weight behind Steve Bruce and defend him, suggesting the players are at fault for our on field issues – not our new head coach – Full story here.
- According to the Mirror, former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has rejected the Stoke City job, with him eyeing a return to the Premier League instead – Full story here.
- Ex-NUFC duo Islam Slimani and Joselu can’t stop scoring in France and Spain – despite their desperate struggle for goals on Tyneside – Full story here.