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Newcastle United player could miss Bournemouth match as partner set to give birth

12 months ago

Steve Bruce may have one extra player unavailable against Bournemouth, as Emil Krafth could be with his partner with the birth of their third child imminent.

Over in Sweden, the national team coach Janne Andersson as revealed that the Newcastle United defender has asked to be left out of their squad for important European Championship qualifiers.

Sweden play Romania on Friday (15 November) and then three days later face the Faroe Islands on Monday 18 November.

Emil Krafth is consistently named in the international squads but rarely gets any time on the pitch.

Something which has been the case at Newcastle United recently.

After starting five of the seven opening games, the Steve Bruce signing has been left out of the team since the Leicester disaster, only a brief sub appearance in the Man Utd match since September.

Emil Krafth has so far failed to show anything to suggest he is a Premier League player but has still been named in all of Bruce’s 11 PL matchday squads.

The NUFC Head Coach may give some clarity on whether Emil Krafth will be available for Bournemouth, when he gives his pre-match press conference this Friday morning.

Most definitely a modern era issue as back in the day this would have been, rightly or wrongly, pretty much unheard of.

Janne Andersson confirming to Aftonbladet that Emil Krafth has asked to be left out of this next Sweden squad:

“He is going to be a father and it is imminent.

“I myself have become a grandfather and a father, so it’s obvious to respect his attitude towards this.

“He wants to be involved and after that there is not much to think about.

“I fully respect that.”


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