Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter in the aftermath of Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton with one message for Steve Bruce – start Miguel Almiron.

The Paraguay international grabbed an assist in each of his first two games this term, both of them coming from the bench. However, despite his impressive impact during these cameos, Bruce still failed to reward him with a starting berth against the Seagulls.

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In our view, that wasn’t fair. Almiron got his head down and worked hard when eventually subbed on against West Ham and Blackburn, and his work-rate surely would’ve helped us contend with the threat of Tariq Lamptey.

In just 45 minutes of action, our £20 million man completed a game-high three key passes – level with Leandro Trossard – and also won two fouls as WhoScored shows.

He showed much more energy and desire than any other Newcastle player, and should’ve had an assist for Callum Wilson but for the striker’s terrible miss.

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After the embarrassing defeat, The Shields Gazette report that Bruce said it ‘would’ve been unfair’ on Andy Carroll had he been dropped in place of Almiron.

That seems strange, as it feels just as unfair to see the ex-Atlanta man remain on the sidelines.

Let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have been saying…

 

Newcastle fans call on Steve Bruce to start Miguel Almiron following defeat to Brighton

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