DeAndre Yedlin’s future at Newcastle is shrouded in doubt after manager Steve Bruce revealed there was a “visa issue” that prevented him from being involved against Aston Villa.
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Steve Bruce tried to find some positives as he once more faced questions about his future as Newcastle manager following another lacklustre defeat against Aston Villa.
Ollie Watkins ended his goal drought as Aston Villa returned to winning ways and climbed into the top 10 of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory against lacklustre Newcastle.
Steve Bruce has defiantly set his sights on matching the “mighty” Rafael Benitez’s top-10 Premier League finish as he attempts to drag Newcastle out of trouble.
Steve Bruce is pinning his hopes of sparking a Newcastle revival on the impending return of Allan Saint-Maximin following his lengthy coronavirus lay-off.
Aston Villa’s John McGinn is banned for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Newcastle.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has accepted a Football Association charge and will serve a touchline ban against Newcastle.