Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez continues to prepare the first team squad as we go into this weekend’s clash with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on Saturday.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) November 8, 2018
On the back of the 1-0 victory at St James’ Park over Watford last weekend as Ayoze Perez opened his account for the year to return our first three points of the 2018/19 season, the aim will be to make it back to back wins on home soil and pull ourselves further away from the Premier League drop zone.
With goalscoring issues continuing to be a theme for us this year, youngster Elias Sorensen has been in fine form for the Under 23 group and plenty of fans want to see him get a shot with the seniors.
As the buildup to the game continued, the club took to social media for a normal training gallery update and in response, these fans doubled down on urging Rafa to include him, even if it was only on the bench.
Agreed ???????? been saying this for weeks now.
— Adam (@AndersonAdam91) November 8, 2018
Looks like Sorenson is taking Muto's place in squad if he's not fit for Saturday.
— Burnsie ????NUFC????️ (@BenArfaChance) November 8, 2018
SORENSENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN DANISH SHEARER GONNA SCORE 20 IT’S HIS SZN START HIM AGAINST BOURNEMOUTH OR I’LL KICK MY CAT OFF THE TYNE BRIDGE
— spike (@ffsRiviere) November 8, 2018
Put him on the bench
— Josh Thompson⚫️⚪️⚫️ ????????️ (@JoshNufc10) November 8, 2018
Rightly so. Gives him encouragement to keep banging in the goals for the u21s
— Chris (@chris_maccy) November 8, 2018
Rooney & Mbappe were 16 or 17 when they made first team debuts. It didn't do them any harm.
— Solid back four (@Mickc_) November 8, 2018
@CraigAl3xander He’s finally getting a chance with the first team. We’ve been saying for weeks he deserves a chance, hopefully he gets a few minutes on the pitch with them at some point….
— Nick Forster (@Forster_Nick95) November 8, 2018
About time! Would make a great impact striker off the bench on Saturday!????
— Niki (@Nikijosie) November 8, 2018
@JamesJohn1010 danish shearer in the squad
— Leo Moreland (@leom1993) November 8, 2018
About time give the lad a chance.
— Stacey Smith (@StaceyS_85) November 8, 2018