Bad news for Bruce as NUFC star is ruled out of West Ham, Bournemouth & Aston Villa games

The F.A today confirmed that Sean Longstaff will miss the next three games as a result of his red card against Wolves last Sunday.

While there have been murmurs from the club about an appeal, it seems fairly nailed on that any such appeal would be rejected, leaving Steve Bruce with a selection dilemma ahead of three crucial games away at West Ham, at home to Bournemouth and then away at Villa following the monotony of the next international break.

This blow has come just when Sean Longstaff was starting to recapture the form he showed last season, but is softened somewhat by the return from suspension of Issac Hayden.

It would be a huge surprise if Bruce chose either Jonjo Shelvey or Ki Sung-yeung to partner Matty Longstaff at West Ham on Saturday. Shelvey was all set to play a huge part under Bruce’s original blue print for attacking football but a series of performances ranging from underwhelming to abject have put paid to that, while former South Korean captain Ki seems to have become persona non grata since a horror show in the defeat at Norwich.

As Hayden is the only naturally defensive midfielder we have, maybe the former Arsenal man’s inclusion might give Longstaff junior a greater licence to get forward and get in and around Joelinton.

Over to you Mr Bruce.

2 thoughts on “Bad news for Bruce as NUFC star is ruled out of West Ham, Bournemouth & Aston Villa games

  1. Your a funny guy Jamie.

    The standard punishment for a straight red is a 3 game suspension, and it has been for a thousand years, yet you somehow manage to report this as “bad news”.

    If it was bad news, it was bad news on Sunday when he was sent off, and reporting it as such now is just desperation for attention. So what did you think the FA were going to do? Give him a slapped wrist and send him on his way because he’s a local hero?

    Maybe you can write another “bad news” story at the weekend when he’s not named in the squad to play West Ham on Saturday. I’m sure it will come as a shock to you, and has to be worth a “we was robbed!”

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  2. I didn’t write the headline. The article was about the options we have. Do you actually have anything better to do than constantly moaning about people’s articles? Or do you get a kick out of being a pedantic little child? I already challenged you to write some stuff for the site. Maybe you aren’t brave enough? Shame. I’m sure we’re all missing a huge treat….

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