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Newcastle boss Bruce feels Carroll can help Joelinton settle

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce feels Andy Carroll can help Joelinton settle.

Bruce was happy to have both on the pitch for their 1-1 draw with Brighton.

He said, "On 'Big Joe', the burden of being a Newcastle United centre-forward is always going to be there and I think for any player who comes to the Premier League they need a bit of time, especially if you are young.

"No disrespect to the Bundesliga or wherever they have come from, it is totally different to playing against three big centre-backs from Brighton who bashed him to bits.

"It wasn't until Andy Carroll came on where we could give him a bit of a hand but it was a bit of an eye-opener for him.

"He learned from it, he is desperate to do well, so give them a bit of time and I think they will both flourish."

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