Three Newcastle United players to benefit from Eddie Howe’s appointment – .

Three Newcastle United players to benefit from Eddie Howe’s appointment – .

Eddie Howe has been linked with Steve Bruce being replaced as Newcastle United’s next manager and his potential appointment could have a major impact on the squad.
The Magpies haven’t won any of their opening 10 Premier League games and are currently in second place with four points, just ahead of Norwich City.

It was a dismal start to the season for the Magpies, but Howe has the potential to turn the tide and ensure they stay in the top flight.

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At Bournemouth, the 43-year-old was renowned for his attacking and fluid style of football and it brought them so much success before being relegated at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Under Steve Bruce, Newcastle were much more pragmatic in possession and fans were often frustrated with their lack of ambition, although that could all change if Howe is given the job.

There are a number of players who could benefit from the change as well and here are three in particular who can shine in the former Burnley boss’s front foot system.

Callum Wilson

A natural goalscorer, Wilson is Newcastle’s top scorer so far this season, having scored four goals in seven league appearances.

This despite an almost two month absence due to injury and it is safe to say that it will be crucial for the Magpies if they manage to survive.

Wilson, however, could improve further under Howe’s leadership and the latter will look to make them better in possession, which will improve the forward’s serve.

Having played at Bournemouth with Howe for six seasons, Wilson knows his philosophy inside and out and could replicate his searing form he showed during his time on the South Coast.

With Allan Saint-Maximin by his side, Wilson has the quality on his side to create opportunities, but it may require the right tactics or the right form to put it all together.

Callum Wilson is Newcastle’s top scorer this season.

Matt Richie

One of Newcastle’s best players so far this season, Richie has released some impressive creative numbers and might feel miserable he hasn’t recorded more assists to his name.

He has created the fourth most chances in the division so far this season with 24, behind Jack Grealish, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah.

However, that only led to one assist for the Magpies’ full back, but Howe’s offensive approach can help Richie as there is usually more body in the box, especially crosses.

That’s something Richie thrives on, having recorded 10 goals in 36 appearances at Howe’s Bournemouth during the 2015/16 season.

He has the ability to replicate that number if Howe manages to fit him into that right system, with midfield runners and options inside the zone including Joe Willock, Joelinton and Wilson.

Ryan Fraser

After leaving the Cherries in September 2020, it’s safe to say Fraser struggled to realize his potential and cement a regular first-team spot on the side.

He made just 18 appearances, made just three assists and had a number of injury issues to condemn in a tough first campaign at Tyneside.

However, Fraser has shown he can make a real difference in games and Howe is the man to get the best of him at Bournemouth.

The 27-year-old has scored seven goals and 14 assists in the 2018/19 season which saw him named Bouremouth’s player of the year and fans’ player of the year.

He formed a chilling partnership with Wilson and they seemed to score whenever possible, Howe using Fraser’s pace to perfection.

As the Scotland international often stayed on the left wing, he was able to drift inside and create space for others, while driving on defenders and wreaking havoc.

It could be that Bruce’s defensive system wasn’t right for Fraser and that he certainly has talent at his disposal, but needs the right manager to get him back on track.

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