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3 Newcastle players neutral fans have overlooked this season

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3 Newcastle players neutral fans have overlooked this season

Karl Darlow

The Englishman has been wonderful between the sticks for Newcastle in the absence of the injured Martin Dubravka.

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The Slovenian stopped might have some difficulty getting back into the side, with Darlow arguably one of the Magpies’ most consistent performers in 2020/21.

Even in the games Newcastle have lost he’s been right on his game, and one wonders where Steve Bruce’s side would be in the table without him.

Federico Fernandez

The Argentine central defender has been Newcastle’s best defender this season, and is very well liked by supporters.

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He’s unspectacular yet solid, and the club undoubtedly need to hand him a new contract, as his current deal expires next summer.

The £47,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has years of Premier League experience under his belt and the squad would be worse off without him.

 

Joelinton

For a lot of neturals, Joelinton is still seen as something of a laughing stock.

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His debut season in English football was certainly underwhelming, but he’s quietly been pretty decent in 2020/21.

Callum Wilson has obviously gotten a lot of plaudits and rightly so, but Joelinton’s contributions in a slightly deeper role at times shouldn’t be overlooked.

The Brazilian still has a way to go to eradicate the struggles of his first season, but he has definitely been showing signs he’s more comfortable in the English top-flight in 2020/21.

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