Date: 29th July 2018 at 11:24am
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Yesterday, as Newcastle United prepare for the new season, they played their third pre-season friendly, taking on their most difficult opposition so far, FC Porto.

Newcastle produced a solid defensive display and earned a very creditable 0-0 draw, a result that should stand them in good stead for the new season.

Unfortunately, the result came at a cost.

Our French defender, Florian Lejeune picked up an injury that will see him miss the start of the season, with Rafael Benitez remarking in his post-match press conference,

With the depth of the squad not what it should be, this is a bitter blow for both Newcastle and our 27-year-old Parisian born defender.

It’s a blow which many believe will see Rafael forced into the transfer market for another defender:

It remains to be seen who, in such a short time available before the transfer window slams shut, who the club can bring in.

However, here at Vital Newcastle United, I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing Florian Lejeune a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him pull on a Newcastle shirt again.


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