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Newcastle will need to stick it out with Miguel Almiron

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Newcastle will need to stick it out with Miguel Almiron

Steve Bruce’s spell in charge at Newcastle United has had a tough start, with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League to begin the new season.

The Magpies lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal on the opening day, before an alarming 3-1 away defeat to newly-promoted Norwich City at the weekend.

It’s been a big area for concern with fans over where they will have enough goals in the team this campaign and it already looks a problem.

They need to find a solution in the final third, as they no longer have Ayoze Perez or loanee Salomon Rondon to call upon to get them out of trouble in matches.

Miguel Almiron is someone that should be turning into one of Newcastle’s most important players and the attacker needs to be contributing in front of goal to ensure the team stay away from relegation trouble.

 

But the 25-year-old has looked fairly toothless going forward in the opening fixture and is yet to register a goal or an assist since he joined for £20million (BBC) in January.

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Almiron’s pace and work-rate will only earn him so much respect with Newcastle fans, as ultimately they desperately need a couple of goalscorers to stand up.

The Paraguay international has formed a new front two combination alongside Joelinton, but is perhaps more dangerous on the left flank and a change of formation may be required.

Bruce does have a limited amount of attacking options at St James’ Park and it looks like he will have to stick it out with the struggling attacker, especially as they spent big money on him.

Almiron desperately needs a first goal to get some confidence, but they travel to Tottenham at the weekend for a difficult next fixture.

He needs to try be more direct and take more risks around the penalty area, as his team need something from him quickly.

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