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Howe should drop Newcastle star to permit 5ft 10 expertise to flourish


Newcastle United have failed to duplicate their sensible kind from final season, which noticed the membership qualify for the Champions League for the primary time in twenty years.

A mix of accidents and gamers’ poor kind has seen Eddie Howe‘s facet drop to tenth within the Premier League, a whopping 16 factors off the highest 4.

Accidents to Sven Botman and Nick Pope and the drop of kind from the likes of Miguel Almiron and Kieran Trippier have all contributed to the Magpies’ lowly league place.

Squad depth has been an actual problem for Howe, with the membership struggling to fill the gaps left by the injured squad members, with teen Lewis Miley the beneficiary of an sudden run of video games in England’s high flight.

Nonetheless, one participant who has been match for almost all of the marketing campaign must be brutally dropped this weekend at house to West Ham United, with one teen greater than deserving of a run within the beginning eleven.

Lewis Corridor’s stats for England U20s

After being referred to as as much as the England U20 facet for the latest worldwide break, Newcastle defender Lewis Corridor has lastly been allowed to showcase what he is able to after his lack of minutes this season at St James’ Park.

The 19-year-old joined the Magpies on mortgage with an choice to purchase for £28m, with the left-back solely that includes for 104 minutes within the Premier League since his arrival.

Nonetheless, he is featured twice for his nation throughout this break, grabbing two assists off the bench within the 3-1 win over the Czech Republic earlier this week.

The 5 foot 10 starlet linked up with Magpies teammate Miley earlier than the 17-year-old suffered a again downside that may see him miss as much as six weeks as Howe struggles with but extra damage troubles.

Corridor have to be a annoyed determine given his spectacular kind with England’s U20 facet, with the left-back unable to obtain any recreation time in latest weeks with the likes of Tino Livramento and Dan Burn forward of him within the pecking order.


Nonetheless, his shows should give Howe a headache, with Corridor displaying what expertise he possesses when given the chance to specific himself.

Why Corridor should substitute Burn on Saturday

Burn, who has been described as a “legal responsibility” by former Arsenal man and pundit Adrian Clarke, has had a disappointing marketing campaign with different sides focusing on his lack of tempo.

Undoubtedly, the 6 foot 7 full-back is healthier defensively, however Corridor gives an excellent attacking risk down the left-hand facet, along with his potential doubtlessly bringing a distinct dimension to the Magpies’ setup.

Burn v Corridor per 90 in PL 23/24




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Stats by way of FBref

As seen within the desk, it is evident that Corridor can produce extra going ahead than Burn, along with his energetic and attacking playstyle extra suited to Howe’s model of play.

The “assured” 19-year-old, as described by journalist Fentou Tahiru, hasn’t been given a good probability since arriving at St James’ Park, even amid Burn’s ongoing woes.

Howe should begin him in opposition to West Ham, with the teen full deserving of a possibility after his spectacular worldwide kind over the break.



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