Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce explained that defender Fabian Schar has given him “food for thought” after he performed a cameo role in midfield on Tuesday night.
The Magpies produced a stunning late comeback at Goodison Park to draw 2-2 with Everton in the Premier League.
Hosts Everton dominated the game for large spells in midweek, with Moise Kean opening the scoring in the first-half for them.
In-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin added a second early in the second-half and the Merseyside outfit were cruising for three points.
But substitute Florian Lejeune remarkably scored in the 94th and 95th minute to snatch a point and it takes Newcastle up to 30 points.
Schar entered the action late on as a substitute in the 78th minute and he’s a no-nonsense centre-back by trade.
But the 28-year-old slotted into a midfield role due to the sheer amount of injury problems in the squad at present and he impressed during his small time on the pitch.
“Fab (Schar) has put something with me now that he could play in that deep-lying midfield player so he’s give me food for thought,” Bruce said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
It’s no surprise that Schar looked comfortable in a deep-lying midfield role, as he’s always been extremely confident on the ball and he plays out from defence usually well.
The Switzerland international has the tools to perhaps slot in there again moving forward, but he’s at his best as part of a three-man defence.
With so many injuries depleting his squad right now, Bruce has to praised for his creative thinking and his team picked up another point on their road to Premier League safety.