After Newcastle United’s 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane, Steve McClaren was full of praise for his two goalscorers.
The Newcastle Head Coach praising the natural ability of both Gini Wijnaldum and Siem de Jong to drift into the box and score goals.
Wijnaldum scoring after Papiss Cisse was denied by the home keeper, whilst Siem de Jong scored from a corner(!) delivered by Jack Colback.
McClaren also said that he is looking forward to one or two more players coming in this week and ‘freshening the place up’.
The United boss expecting Aleksandar Mitrovic to join the squad on Tuesday, whilst he hopes Chancel Mbemba will have his work visa sorted by next weekend.
An FA panel will meet on Thursday to consider the Mbemba’s situation.
Whether Steve McClaren was also referring to hopes/expectations of other players coming in was unclear but let’s hope that is the case, as Newcastle still look desperately short of numbers.
Steve McClaren speaking to the club’s official tv channel:
“That’s what Gini Wijnaldum is capable of doing, he can score, he drifts into the box. Siem de jong is exactly the same from the corner – drifts in and scores a goal, I’m pleased for both of them.
“Gini has came into the group and settled well, that was always key.”
One or two more:
“We look forward to one or two more coming in this week and freshening the place up.
“Hopefully everything will be sorted with Chancel Mbemba by the weekend and I think Aleksandar Mitrovic comes back in on Tuesday.