So far the FA Cup has been a competition to forget for Joelinton.
January 4th 2020 will likely stick in the memory of the striker, receiving abuse from his own fans after a shocking performance against Rochdale.
Joelinton had multiple chances to get on the scoresheet, but just couldn’t find the net. His loss of possession led to the Rochdale equaliser, and in that moment a lot of fans turned on the £40 million record signing.
However, there are a lot of supporters willing him to come good, starting tonight in the replay at St James’ Park.
Joelinton played through the pain barrier against Wolves, staying on despite picking up an injury in the first half. This is something that will certainly win fans over, but he needs to add goals to his game.
Steve Bruce has hinted that he could feature if he declares himself fit, and fans are desperate to see his first competitive goal at St James’ Park.
So far he’s scored just once, and that was back in August against Tottenham. Is tonight the night? Some fans certainly think so…
Toon fans back Joelinton to end his drought
Optimistic but fancy joelinton dunno why
— Ewan Holding (@HoldingEwan) January 14, 2020
3-0 tonight fancying a Joelinton goal, its well overdue, whats peoples predictions? #NUFC ⚫️⚪️
— Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan. (@SheikhKhaledd) January 14, 2020
Would love to see Caroll and Joelinton hopefully get goals tonight 🙌 #nufc
— Caitlin (@C8linMorris) January 14, 2020
If he plays hopefully joelinton can grab a goal or two to help with his confidence #nufc
— Jordan Morris (@JordNufcmorris) January 14, 2020
Joelinton x3 tonight 👀👍🏽⚽️⚽️⚽️
— Dayle Barron (@DayleBarron) January 14, 2020
Hope so Carol.
I’m not a big fan of Joelinton but i hope he grabs a goal or two tonight. 👍 #hwtl
— Jason H White (@jason17jhw) January 14, 2020
Controversial Comment : Tonight might be the night 🤷🏻♂️
— Dave Shearer (@DaveShearer1) January 14, 2020