Fans want Callum Wilson to keep the Newcastle captaincy
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Fans want Callum Wilson to keep the Newcastle captaincy

Some Newcastle fans have messaged Callum Wilson to say they hope he keeps the captaincy.

The striker wore the armband for the first time for the club in last night’s game with Norwich City.

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Club captain Jamaal Lascelles was unavailable through suspension, meaning Fabian Schar and Ciaran Clark linked up as a pairing in a back four.

Clark received his marching orders with less than 10 minutes on the clock for a last-man foul on Teemu Pukki.

That meant Newcastle were up against it for practically the whole match.

In the end, it was a spirited display from the Magpies, who played out a 1-1 draw.

It is not the result Eddie Howe or the fans wanted, but there were again some positives to take.

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One such positive was Wilson ending his mini-goal drought.

The star was on hand to score from the spot, after being made to wait a good while due to VAR.

It was certainly a pressure kick, and it had just enough power to beat Tim Krul.

Wilson rose to the occasion, and it was great to see him doing so while sporting the captain’s armband.

Some Newcastle fans want Callum Wilson to keep the captaincy

On social media, Wilson has given his verdict after last night’s game.

He wrote: “Frustrating game last night but under the circumstances we have to take the positives.

“Rest up and go again Saturday! On a personal note, honoured to have been captain for this incredible football club.”

Fans have been responded to Wilson saying they would love him to keep the captaincy after his performance last night.

Not only did he scoree that pressure penalty, he worked extremely hard up top to try and be an outlet for 10-man Newcastle.

It was a thankless task but he led front the front, and fans certainly appreciated his efforts.

Here’s what some people said, including former Toon player Warren Barton:

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