Callum Wilson has called Newcastle United’s assistant manager Graeme Jones ‘more tactically aware’ than Steve Bruce.

The striker has given an interview with Alan Shearer for The Athletic and discussed a range of topics.

Wilson is looking to build on a decent debut season with the Magpies.

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Callum Wilson (Photo by Newcastle United/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

He scored 12 goals last term, but was limited to just 28 appearances across all competitions due to injuries.

He’s set his sights on getting closer to 20 in 2021/22. Given his ability, there’s every chance he can achieve that feat.

But it remains to be seen if he’ll get the appropriate support, and the tactics will aid him or stunt him.

Many Newcastle fans are worried about the fate of the team this season. Especially given the lack of activity in the transfer market.

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Graeme Jones (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

But some feel hopeful that number two Jones will at least be in the dugout from the start.


Jones’ arrival at the club in January prompted an upturn in results for the club last term, and Wilson has made a very interesting claim.

He told Shearer in his interview: “I think Graeme Jones coming in as a coach (in January), definitely complemented the manager because he’s a little bit more tactically aware and up to date, whereas the manager has his different strengths and attributes.

“When you see the results towards the back end of the season and the way we were in games, we had more of a style and philosophy. That will happen from the start of the season with a good coach around to help out the previous coaches.”

Wilson’s words won’t surprise many

Lots of Toon fans gave massive credit to Jones at the end of last season.

Many believe he was the real mastermind behind the club’s eventual 12th-placed finish in the Premier League table.

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Graeme Jones (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It is interesting that Wilson has actually come out and said he believes Jones to be more tactically aware.

It probably confirms what many Toon fans already suspected about Bruce.

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