Toon’s head coach says there has been an added benefit to training this week and the fact that a group of players who have just returned from injury have insisted they should be involved. been seen as a good thing.
Bruce may name Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Callum Wilson in his starting lineup to give his side a different backbone than what appeared in the 2-1 loss to Wolves two weeks ago.
Asked if the players were motivated by the takeover breakthrough, Bruce said, “They’re excited like everyone else, like the fans even are.
“They realize that there has been a monumental change.
“And I’m sure the players will want to prove that they want to be a part of it, to bring the club to a better place.
“So there was a determination in training all week.
“There was this silk.
“There has been a change in the whole atmosphere everywhere.
“If they have something about them that I’m sure they have, then they will want to be a part of it at Newcastle in the future.
“It is also their challenge. “