Bruce picks out “terrific” NUFC star, drools over Anderson & shares update on absent trio

Steve Bruce has picked out Andy Carroll for special praise following last night’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal – believing his second half misses can’t take away from what was a “terrific” overall display from the big man.

The NUFC boss has also spoken highly of 18-year-old talent Elliot Anderson, believing the local lad was “very, very good” in his first appearance for the club at senior level.

Bruce has also confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles failed to come out for the second half due to “fatigue”, suggesting he’s not yet made a full recovery from COVID, while Callum Wilson and Jonjo Shelvey appear to have been left at home as a precaution ahead of Tuesday’s crucial clash with Sheffield United.

Here’s what Bruce has had to say about all of the above, starting with his comments on Andy Carroll:

“I thought Andy did fantastically well.

“A goal would have topped it off for him.

‘There’s nobody more disappointed than Andy.

“His overall play was terrific.”

Bruce on Elliot Anderson:

“I thought the kid was very, very good.

“He’s been knocking on the door for a while now so it was good to see.

“He’s got a big future ahead of him.”

Bruce then revealed the reason for Lascelles’ withdrawal, also stating that he’s hopeful absent duo Wilson and Shelvey will be ok for next week’s trip to Bramall Lane:

“He (Lascelles) came off because of fatigue.

“With all the problems we’ve got, we left a few (Wilson and Shelvey) at home.

“Hopefully they’ll be ready for Tuesday and we can freshen up the team.”

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3 thoughts on “Bruce picks out “terrific” NUFC star, drools over Anderson & shares update on absent trio

  1. Special praise for Carroll and Clark + a shout out for Anderson

    Carroll needs more time on the pitch – he’s been let down by Bruce!
    Coming on for 5 minutes in games over 2 years has made him into a comedy act.

    We saw yesterday that he deserves to be in the starting 11 more often!

    Then you look at Joelinton (!!??) How on earth does he get even on the bench never mind starting 11

    Bruce should have started with Gayle & Carroll

    But like every game since Bruce arrived – we see 4/5 changes in every game in the hope he’ll get lucky and stumble across a team!!

    It’s time to call time on Bruce if we lose on Tuesday night

    The guy just isn’t a manager


  2. What has the Chronicle turned into!
    The latest rubbish = Carroll should be wrapped up in wool

    What the F*ck – he needs to be out on the pitch playing AS MUCH as possible – Giving 100% rather than the idle Joelinton who doesn’t have a clue what to do when by chance the ball arrives at his feet

    Get the lad playing – he can’t afford to sit on the bbench under a P!SS POOR Bruce


  3. Andy Carroll missed 2 opportunities to score but it isn’t surprising, you can train as much as you like but game time is what makes you sharp.Bruce brought him home but all he has done is sit on the bench or been injured.If Bruce loves Andy and Gayle why is Joelinton playing in stead of them?


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