Dubravka out for a month for Newcastle
The 2021-22 Premier League season is about a month away and Newcastle has already been dealt a devastating blow with news that goalkeeper Martin Dubravka will miss the start of the season.
The Daily Mail reports that the steward has a broken metatarsus and that affects Freddy Woodman, whose move to Bournemouth has now been put on hold despite the player having passed his medical treatment wearing the South Coast outfit.
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With Steve Bruce undoubtedly doing his best to have a solid squad that can attack the new season and ensure a decent start, this is the last thing he needs.
Steve Bruce already faces a variety of problems in Newcastle
With multiple players self-isolating in particular, a tiny £ 10m budget for the work and takeover talks that have been going on over the past year is still a focus for the backers.
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Not ideal preparation, but the Magpies have long been an organization that seems to be properly run.