Newcastle United striker Yoshinori Muto is seemingly hoping for a chance.

According to The Chronicle, the camp of Newcastle United striker Yoshinori Muto are hoping he gets some playing time over the busy festive period.

The Magpies have been in decent form of late, winning three of their last seven games whilst only losing twice in that run, with Steve Bruce faring well recently.

Still though, his attack is floundering a little. Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton have combined for just one goal this season, whilst Dwight Gayle could go in January.

One man on the fringes of the Newcastle side is Muto, who hasn’t been seen since the 5-0 defeat to Leicester City in September.

The Japanese attacker hasn’t played for over two months, and it’s now claimed that his representatives are hoping that Bruce will give him a chance with so many fixtures on the horizon.

Newcastle, much like every other Premier League side, face a busy next month, with eight fixtures between now and January 4th, so there should be chances for Muto.

The Telegraph did recently report that Muto wants to leave Newcastle in January, seemingly feeling that he needs to go in order to play first-team football elsewhere.

If Muto doesn’t get a chance over the next month, a January exit seems inevitable, and his situation will be one to monitor over Newcastle’s festive period.

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