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Newcastle United: Steve Bruce suggests Isaac Hayden could play at centre-back vs Leeds

Newcastle United: Steve Bruce suggests Isaac Hayden could play at centre-back vs Leeds - Newcastle United News

Steve Bruce has suggested that midfielder Isaac Hayden could play as a central defender again for Newcastle United versus Leeds United in the Premier League.

Speaking to the media in his pre-game press conference ahead of the clash against Marcelo Bielsa’s team at Elland Road, the former Sunderland boss admitted:

“I thought the performance of Isaac was terrific which has given me food for thought. The big thing for him was tiredness and fatigue.”

Hayden was ‘terrific’ against West Brom

Hayden put in a ‘terrific’ display for his side as the Tyneside club ran out 2-1 winners at St. James’ Park last time out in the top flight thanks to goals from Miguel Almiron and Dwight Gayle.

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A central midfield player buy trade, the former Arsenal man more than held his own in his unfamiliar role as a centre-back, winning three of his five duels in the game (Sofascore).

He also made no fewer than six clearances in the match, as well as recording three interceptions and one tackle (Sofascore), standing as a key figure in the club from the North East gaining all three precious points.

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The 25 year-old will be asked to do some more defending with the Whites up next in the top flight, as Bruce now has a very big dilemma on his hands as to whether to play him as a centre-half again or play the Englishman in his more natural position.

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