Newcastle Untied host Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow in the Premier League and will do so without defender Fabian Schar, who is suspended for the fixture.
The centre-back has turned out to be an excellent £3million (Daily Mail) summer signing from Deportivo La Coruna and looks a great fit in English football at St James’ Park.
But the small grey area hanging over him is a discipline problem that continues to cause issues for him.
The 26-year-old has received five yellow cards in his just six league appearances this season, which has resulted in his absence at the weekend.
Meanwhile, last season the Switzerland international also received 10 bookings in just 25 La Liga games to highlight his competitive edge.
Newcastle fans shouldn’t mind the added steel to his game and accept he’s going to pick up bookings, but his record so far this campaign is excessive.
Schar could also see his discipline problems backfire on him in the future when it comes to manager Rafael Benitez selecting his best centre-back combination, as he’s got so many decent options at his disposal.
The Swiss ace has tough competition alongside the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark for a spot in the heart of defence.
Schar doesn’t need to get a reputation as a liability and cutting out his discipline record should boost his chances of cementing a spot in the side.