“All our creativity gone”, “That sucks” – These Newcastle fans react to Bruce’s worrying update

A few Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media to Steve Bruce’s worrying update that Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron are doubts to face Burnley, having already lost Allan Saint-Maximin.

Bruce confirmed the news during his pre-game press conference on Friday, noting that Shelvey and Almiron have sustained muscle issues in the lead up to our trip to Turf Moor on Saturday.

Shelvey’s gripe has been put down to the midfielder having a sore calf, while Almiron has felt tightness in his hamstring and will be assessed throughout training before a final judgment will be made.

They could now join Saint-Maximin on the sidelines for this weekend’s game, after the French winger was ruled out for the festive schedule with a hamstring injury, suffered while running at 38.6km/h in the 96th-minute of our win over Southampton.

Can we cope without Almiron and Shelvey?

Yes, absolutely

Yes, absolutely

No, they're vital

No, they're vital

Bruce will also be without Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles and Ki Sung-Yueng for our visit to Turf Moor, as we look to record a third-straight Premier League win.

Almiron has started each of our 16 Premier League games thus far this season, but remains without a goal for the club though recorded his first assist during our 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Shelvey, meanwhile, returned to the starting line-up away to West Ham United in November and has not missed a minute since, while scoring in our last two top-flight games.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Bruce’s worrying injury update…

In other Newcastle United news, a manager has addressed the recent speculation linking his 6-goal striker with a move to St. James’ Park.

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