Bruce Gives Positive Updates On Two Players

Steve Bruce has responded to speculation on the futures of two Newcastle players – Ciaran Clark and Martin Dubravka. He gave the comments after last night’s win at Hibernian.

The BBC’s Matthew Raisbeck has tweeted the following comments about central defender Ciaran Clark who has been linked with moves to both Crystal Palace and Bristol City over the past few days.

It is very sensible by Steve Bruce to want to keep Ciaran at the club. He has loads of experience and has always been a reliable player.

Newcastle just cannot afford to risk being short in any areas this season. Even though there is strength in depth at centre-back, a couple of injuries could change that very quickly.

Raisbeck also noticed that Steve Bruce pulled Ciaran Clark aside as the team arrived at Easter Road. Could this be Bruce telling Clark of the situation?

The Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth tweeted out the following about goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

This one has us a bit concerned and until the window closes we are not going to have relief over Martin’s future. We need to keep him at the club no matter what.

The gulf in quality between him and the other keepers at the club is enormous. We just don’t have faith in the club’s ability to replace him adequately if he does leave.

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