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Eddie Howe's Brighton press conference, transfer latest, Chris Wood interview, youngster signs, Nick Pope goes viral

by David · Updated Sat 13 Aug 2022, 00:51
Eddie Howe's Brighton press conference, transfer latest, Chris Wood interview, youngster signs, Nick Pope goes viral

Your Friday roundup

Injury updates from Howe

  • Shelvey out for 12 weeks after successful operation
  • Shelvey should be included in 25-man squad, though with early WC that might change
  • Lascelles ok after last week. Should be fit for Brighton
  • Jamal Lewis back in training this week
  • Fernandez also back working on the training pitch
  • Krafth had two scans, both clear of injury. Will miss a few weeks of action due to pain
  • Nick Pope could miss the game due to a late injury

Transfer latest

  • Howe might look to transfer window to cover Shelvey loss
  • Ramos links continue to persist with club set to table 30m offer – various
  • Howe says club no closer than last week to a new signing
  • Could change quickly as window comes to a close
  • No new outgoings expected as things stand, Eddie happy with squad
  • Young players not training with first team likely to go on loan
  • Anderson still likely to remain with the squad
  • Howe is looking at u-23 players, especially due to lacking registration requirements

Teenage keeper Jude Smith signs

  • Club officially announced Jude's signing
  • Former Celtic youth player
  • Smith was playing part-time for East Fife last season
  • Smith is the fourth signing for the U-23s this season

Brighton Preview

  • Howe highlights how Potter has set up Brighton
  • Brighton not an easy team, big away test
  • Brighton Preview - 90min
  • Brighton's perspective on Newcastle clash - Seagulls Social (video)
  • What's changed at Brighton since Ashworth left - Athletic (Paywall)


Eddie Howe Brighton press conference quotes

  • Howe spent time with the players, educating them on NUFC's past success
  • Using the club's past to push players into setting a high standard moving forward
  • Players shown footage of recent history to remind them of how big club is
  • Training ground upgrades not disrupting training. Though the space is slightly more limited
  • Howe unmoved on Shelvey contract talks as he enters final year
  • Howe admits injury is the only reason Wilson hasn't featured more for England
  • Howe would love to have Keegan come to the club and speak to the players

Chris Wood speaks to NUFC.co.uk about his career

  • Wood spoke to the club's website before Brighton
  • Wood made his league debut for WBA in 2009
  • Dan Ashworth played a key role in his early WBA career
  • Wood has been a star for New Zealand and became their record scorer earlier in 2022
  • Played a key role in Leicesters promotion to the Premier League
  • He wasn't part of their title-winning side, however, he did travel to celebrate with the team
  • Wood moved to Leeds, where he had his best season to date
  • He later moved to Burnley where he became a key point in their attack
  • Wood has scored twice for NUFC so far, and will go into the season as part of Howe's squad

Nick Pope trends globally as NUFC fans takeover

  • Nick Pope found himself 5th on the Twitter global trending chart today
  • Pope went viral after Newcastle fans replied to an innocent poll by Burger King
  • That blew up, with brands all over the UK simply tweeting "Nick Pope"
  • In a horrible irony, Nick Pope is likely not to travel to Brighton
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