Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce revealed that the club may be without Ryan Fraser for their Premier League fixture on Tuesday.
And, speaking in his pre-match press conference, Bruce claimed that the £10.8 million-rated 26-year-old could once again be unavailable for selection for Newcastle’s clash with Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, as the winger is ill.
He said: “The concern I’ve got at the moment is, unfortunately, Ryan Fraser. He’s been sick all weekend and couldn’t make training yesterday. Thankfully, we don’t think it’s related to [the pandemic], but, obviously, it’s a blow for us because unfortunately he’s been stop-start since the start of the season.”
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Fraser’s poor health certainly is a blow for Newcastle, as the winger put in his second-best performance of the season against Everton last week, earning a WhoScored match rating of 6.69 for his contributions over the 67 minutes he spent on the pitch.
However, considering the 26-year-old’s return of no goals and one assist over his 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, it could be argued that Fraser has not been a very profitable signing for the Magpies thus far in his Newcastle career, and perhaps his absence will pave the way for Allan Saint-Maximin to finally return to the first XI.
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