A source from Newcastle United has now revealed some details of a bust-up at the training ground involving Graeme Jones and Dwight Gayle.
The Lowdown: All is not rosy
All is certainly not rosy in the garden at St. James’ Park at the moment, as The Athletic reported that some people within the North East club ‘weren’t impressed’ by Steve Bruce taking part of the international break off to go on holiday.
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As cited by The Daily Mail, Bruce snapped after he was asked by the media if he heard the away fans calling for his head after his team’s 4-1 away defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Latest: Bust-up
As per The Daily Mail, a source has now shared details of a training ground bust-up between Jones and Gayle, during which Jamaal Lascelles had to get in between them to break it up:
“There was a head-to-head after a disagreement. Jones said, “It’s always about you, Gayley”. Dwight wasn’t having it and said, “It’s been all about you since you’ve been with England.”
The Verdict: Worrying
It certainly is a worrying sign that a senior member of staff and a player would be involved in a heated exchange like this one at any football club, let alone on Tyneside, where the mood is already so fragile.
The Magpies have not gotten off to a good start at all so far this season, sitting in 19th spot in the top-flight table with just one point and no wins from their first four league matches (Premier League).
Nonetheless, everything has to be put behind them now as they need to focus on getting a result at home against Leeds United.
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