Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder tweeted that Danny Ings will be absent when the Magpies take on Southampton this Friday.
The England international will miss up to six weeks after picking up a knee injury against Aston Villa last time out – the Saints won that game 4-3, with Ings scoring a phenomenal long-range effort.
While it’s never nice to see a footballer get injured, there’s no denying that his absence is a boost to Steve Bruce and Newcastle.
The former Liverpool man has been on fire so far this season, scoring five goals in seven Premier League games while also assisting two more goals in England’s top-flight.
Ings is carrying on his excellent form from last season. In 42 appearances last term, the ex-Burnley striker scored a remarkable 25 goals.
Bruce’s luck just seems to continue. Last week, his pre-match plans against Everton were handed a boost when it was confirmed that James Rodriguez would be missing, and now, another of the Magpies’ opponents will be missing a star player.
Having said that, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side still have plenty of dangermen, such as James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams.
Let’s see how the Newcastle fans on Twitter reacted to Ryder’s tweet…
Newcastle fans react as Danny Ings misses the Magpies’ clash against Southampton
Never like to hear a player is injured.. But hey.. This is music to my ears!
— Andy Whittick #NUFC ⚫⚪ (@whittick14) November 4, 2020
Its not nice to celebrate injuries bit that’s massive for us. https://t.co/fNAlip2iIo
— Matt 🌿🐉 (@LeafyDragon_FPL) November 4, 2020
Feel sorry for Ings, hopefully he comes back in the same form, gives us far more of a chance though https://t.co/dG9IyN7mcl
— Christian ⚫⚪ (@messiisgeordie) November 4, 2020
This is NOT celebrating an injury to an opposition player, but my god am I glad he isn’t playing.
— Ollie ⚫⚪ (@sixhourssouth) November 4, 2020
Honestly starting to think that Steve Bruce has some voodoo dolls stored somewhere.
— NUFC (@ScoutNUFC) November 4, 2020
Shame for him but excellent news for nufc in the form he’s been https://t.co/zvagXyvOJx
— Tony Walters (@Carmonte) November 4, 2020