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‘He’s a great guy’: Joelinton names the Newcastle player he really hopes scores on the final day vs Burnley

Joelinton has said he hopes Bruno Guimaraes scores in Newcastle United’s final game of the Premier League season.

On Sunday, the Magpies travel to Turf Moor for a game which looked at one stage of the campaign that it might be a relegation shootout.

Newcastle took Chris Wood from Burnley and motored into mid-table, while Burnley could still need something from the game depending on other results.

Bruno netted the second goal in last night’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, and he has been a huge hit since his January arrival on Tyneside.

Joelinton hopes Guimaraes scores
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Joelinton hopes Guimaraes scores again this weekend

Speaking to Newcastle’s official website after the game, Joelinton said of his fellow Brazilian: “It’s good to see him score.

“He’s a goalscorer now, since he arrived here! I hope he continues and scores again Sunday.

“He’s a great guy and a great player. I’m very happy for him.”

As Joelinton eludes to, Bruno was brought in as a player many thought could control games from deep, and maybe push into the box, but he has found the back of the net with some regularity in a black and white shirt.

Joelinton hopes Guimaraes scores
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Bruno has five Premier League goals to his name already and you would think he will only get better with a full pre-season behind him.

Joelinton has of course been transformed into a midfield player under Eddie Howe and the two are capable of bossing matches from the engine room.

They could build an even more exciting partnership next term and talking of weekend goalscorers, Wood would likely love to round off his season with a goal against his former employers.

He missed last night’s game with a hip injury but Howe said that he should be fit for the weekend.

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