Ex- Newcastle player send warning to Newcastle United regarding their squad depth

The former Newcastle United defender has spoken out against the present scenario at St. James’ Park. Former Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has warned the Magpies that they will not be able to rely on their young prospects if they want to progress in Europe.

Given the injury crisis at St. James’ Park, Eddie Howe and Newcastle have had few options in recent weeks. Lewis Hall and Tino Livramento have seen increased playing time, while Lewis Miley and Ben Parkinson have also seen first-team action.


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The Toon are still fighting on all four fronts as the holiday season approaches, but they know they must win their remaining two Champions League games to qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition, and Enrique believes his former side needs more reinforcements across the board. “The problem for me, I like the left-back they signed, I like the right-back they signed,” Enrique told Squawka. “But you can’t always rely on signing young players.” Yes, I believe in signing young players, but not all of your subs can be young players.

“Take, for example, Lewis Hall.” I think he’s a good prospect, and I believe he can perform well, but it all depends on him. But he hasn’t been doing well; it’s all the strain on him, going from nothing to, ‘Okay, let’s go play.'” “I believe they require a midfielder, because Tonali is now a major issue.” They absolutely require a midfielder.”I believe you also require a left-footed player on that side to fight with Almiron for the starting position. And most likely a center-back as well.

“Lascelles is the third option.” Even so, I believe they require a center-back as well.”

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