Newcastle United’s Matty Longstaff made his Premier League debut two weekends’ ago and made a huge impact.
Newcastle United fans generally appear to believe that Steve Bruce is making the right decision by sticking by Matty Longstaff.
Longstaff scored on his Premier League debut, as Newcastle beat Manchester United two weekends’ ago.
The 19-year-old is still trying to establish himself in Newcastle’s team, and there have been some question marks over whether Bruce will turn to one of his more experienced options against Chelsea on Saturday.
And most Newcastle fans have backed Bruce’s reported decision to stick by the teenager.
Would be awful for morale, both on and off the pitch, if either didn’t play for any other reason that injury/fitness. Bruce would basically be saying good performances will not be rewarded by keeping your place. Plus who would you realistically bring in?!— Russell Edge (@RussellEdgeNCL) October 15, 2019
Hayden suspended, Ki and Shelvey haven’t shown they are good enough in a long time now. I know it was only one game but if something’s working surely you have to stick with it.— Connor Lakey (@connorlakey97) October 15, 2019
You can’t change that side after winning really. Especially what went the week before— Bobby Gibson (@bobbynufcgibson) October 15, 2019
100% keep the longstaffs. no doubt about it— James Mason (@NUFCjames616) October 15, 2019
Got to have them starting. I’d go with the same team. Yedlin especially should also start.— Alan (@alanjewels) October 15, 2019
They played well enough and now have the shirts so until their performance drops they should keep them— Stephen (@BLOOD202) October 15, 2019
Have to.— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) October 15, 2019
Hayden suspended and Ki/Shelvey not mobile enough.
Plus you can’t drop him after that performance.
Newcastle’s win over United in their last outing has lifted spirits, but they face a hugely difficult challenge this weekend.
Chelsea have been in good form of late, and go into Saturday’s game as heavy favourites.
But if Newcastle can get another positive result it would really help to silence the doubters of Bruce.