Many Newcastle United fans have given their response on Twitter to rumours that Joelinton could be playing out wide against Burnley.
Steve Bruce revealed this to the outlet, suggesting that Joelinton is capable of doing it as he often played there for Hoffenheim.
With injuries to Matt Ritchie, the Magpies are a little bit short on the flank, with Christian Atsu being the next most likely to candidate to appear for the team.
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However, with Joelinton occupying the flanks, it would clear the path for Andy Carroll – who has now registered two assists in two games – to play up front.
Lots of fans responded to a tweet by The Chronicle about the story with a variety of responses. Some suggested it could work, while others said that the Brazillian should get dropped.
That's where he is meant to play. Who thought he was a number 9? Oh Charnley explains it all.
— stanleyroad (@dfsman09) December 13, 2019
Good move. On the wing or on the bench.
— James DeMarco (@jazadal) December 13, 2019
Drip him,give someone else in the squad a chance
— Jeff (@jeffgarnett30) December 13, 2019
— Christopher Kearns (@benvinguits) December 13, 2019
When all fit I would go this
— hardy (@hardy27) December 13, 2019
— Garry (@GazBigcockNUFC) December 13, 2019
With Joelinton only scoring one goal and one assist so far this campaign, it hasn’t been the greatest of starts for the forward considering his £40m transfer fee.
On the contrary, he hasn’t had the easiest of jobs considering Bruce’s rigid 5-4-1, and the club can hardly be too annoyed as they sit with 22 points after 16 games and are just two points short of fifth.
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