Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden is suspended for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.
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Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has admitted he and his team-mates were “embarrassed” by the 5-0 humiliation at Leicester which set alarm bells ringing on Tyneside.
Exeter manager Matt Taylor felt his Sky Bet League Two leaders paid the price for a poor first half as they were humbled 3-1 by Grimsby.
Sky Bet League Two leaders Exeter fell to their first league defeat of the season as they were humbled 3-1 by Grimsby at St James Park but managed to hold onto top spot on goal difference.
Exeter boss Matt Taylor will be loathe to change a winning team as the Grecians chase a new club record against Grimsby.
Steve Bruce was left searching desperately for positives after seeing his Newcastle team scrape a 0-0 draw against Brighton at St James’ Park.
Fabian Schar came to Newcastle’s rescue as Brighton had to make do with a point from a dominant display on Tyneside.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce will be reminded of his “darkest hour” as a manager when he unleashes Andy Carroll on the Premier League once again.
Andy Carroll is in line to make a second Newcastle debut against Brighton on Saturday after finally shaking off a troublesome ankle injury.
Steve Bruce is ready to unleash “old-fashioned centre-forward” Andy Carroll on the Premier League as he attempts to rekindle his career back at Newcastle.