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‘Best thing I’ve seen today’, ‘Early Christmas gift’ – Newcastle supporters delighted by update on Twitter

The Toon Army in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side can put an end to their poor run of recent form with a victory over Leicester City at St James’ Park this weekend…

Rafe Benitez’s side began the season very well on their return to the top-flight, but they have suffered a slump in recent weeks which has put them on a run of 6 games without a win. 5 out of those 6 results were also defeats which emphasise the extent of the problem on Tyneside right now. Despite the club’s barren run of form, they remain 5 points adrift of the relegation zone, but they will need to start collecting results sooner rather than later if they wish to avoid a relegation scrap this season.

However, Newcastle received a massive boost earlier this week, as their club captain Jamaal Lascelles returned to training after 4 games out with a malleolar injury.

With their captain at the heart of their defence in the first 11 fixtures, Newcastle conceded at a rate of just 1 goal per game on average, however, without him, they have conceded 3 goals per game in their last 4 matches.

The statistics prove that they Lascelles is key to the club’s defensive solidity, so it is no wonder that The Magpies supporters are so delighted by his tweet.

Here’s what the Newcastle supporters had to say about Lascelles return to training this week…

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