Mon 8 Apr 2024, 16:59 · Ash Harrison

'Can't do without him': Garth Crooks singles out Newcastle man as a 'revelation' in his Team of the Week

'Can't do without him': Garth Crooks singles out Newcastle man as a 'revelation' in his Team of the Week
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Garth Crooks has once again picked his Team of the Week with a Newcastle United player making the cut yet again.

In his weekly piece for the BBC, former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks has assembled his Team of the Week based on players' performances over the weekend's fixtures.

Newcastle saw off an early spell of domination by Fulham to ultimately come away from Craven Cottage with three points thanks to a driven effort by Bruno Guimaraes.

It is the 26-year-old Brazil international who made it into Crooks' Team of the Week.

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Bruno makes it into the TotW

Bruno scored the winning goal for Newcastle on Saturday

Aside from hitting the winning goal. Bruno kept Newcastle going throughout the game as he was constantly looking to get the team moving forward.

Crooks has hailed Bruno as a 'revelation' when justifying his selection in the Team of the Week.

"He's been a revelation for the team since he arrived at St James' Park. The fans love him and his team can't do without him. Guimaraes scored Newcastle's winner against Fulham on his 100th appearance for the club. Manager Eddie Howe's impromptu pep talk during the first half, where he pulled his players together and gave them what appeared to be a rocket, seemed to do the trick.

"This has been a difficult season for the Magpies and they navigated the first part of it very well. However, if Newcastle are going to compete with the best teams, they will need a bigger squad and with Financial Fair Play rules hovering over everyone's head it's going to be very difficult to assemble the squad their owners can clearly afford."

We just don't see Bruno leaving us this summer

Bruno Guimaraes pointed out in his post-match interview with NUFC TV on Saturday that since he's arrived at Newcastle, the team has played 107 games and he's been part of 100 of them, which is very impressive.

It's also worth noting that of those seven games he missed, Newcastle never won. That's how massively important he is to the side.

There's constant talk of Bruno being sold this summer, but nothing about his demeanour or anything he's said leads us to believe there's any risk of that. The club knows how important he is, and he knows how loved he is here.