Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Grant Hanley's performance

Grant Hanley of Newcastle United in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Oxford, England.

Newcastle defender was handed a chance to impress.

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez named an under strength line up in the Carabao Cup last night, handing chances to fringe players at the club.

It was an opportunity for those not in the first team picture to either play their way into Benitez's plans, or put themselves in the shop window.

One player who struggled to do either was Scotland international Grant Hanley, who has had a torrid time at St James' since joining from Blackburn Rovers last summer.

Grant Hanley of Newcastle United in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Oxford, England.

Hanley's most likely next step is to move on before the transfer window closes, but his contribution in the early stages was getting undone by Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings as he netted twice.

Newcastle battled back to equalise but ended up being dumped out of the cup by a late Tyler Walker header, once again robbing them of a cup run which has eluded them in recent years.

In Hanley's defence this was just his second competitive game since April, and any teams scouting him would have factored this in.

Grant Hanley of Newcastle United is challenged by Billy Waters of Cheltenham Town during the EFL Cup second round match between Newcastle United and Cheltenham Town at St. James' Park on...

Newcastle fans are not convinced he can play a big role for them, but are concerned they may now struggle to shift him before the transfer deadline.

Here is a look at how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to Hanley's performance...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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