Members of the Newcastle United squad have been left angered at Steve Bruce’s treatment of both Matty and Sean Longstaff, according to Football Insider.
This follows reports from earlier on in the week that players at St. James’ Park were left ‘disgusted’ at the leak to the press that Karl Darlow was to be dropped for Martin Dubravka a few days before their 1-1 home draw against Wolves in the Premier League.
Should Newcastle start Longstaff?
The players believed it was Bruce who leaked the news to the press as Darlow himself had not been informed of the decision.
The former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss also had a bust-up with Matt Ritchie on the training ground in which the former reportedly physically confronted the Scotland international and barged into him after he was called a ‘coward’ by Ritchie.
Now, Football Insider have reported that a source at the North East club has told them that there is both confusion and surprise among the players over Bruce ostracising both of the Longstaff brothers.
There is also anger on Tyneside over the Magpies’ failure to secure a loan move for Matty in the January transfer window.
Some at the Toon believe that Bruce is hindering the development of the two local lads.
Longstaff brothers barely playing for Newcastle
NUFC fans will surely want to see more local talent like the Longstaff brothers coming through, but it seems as if Bruce is haltering their development by not giving them enough matches.
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