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Newcastle boss Bruce praises fringe players: Clark took his chance

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce praised his fringe players after victory over Bournemouth.

Ciaran Clark's scrappy finish was enough to beat Bournemouth in the Premier League and lift Newcastle on to the coat-tails of the top 10.

Bruce said: "The one thing you want is competition and Ciaran was probably questioning why there were times when I didn't pick him in the squad.

"I'm leaving out people like Javier Manquillo, who's done nothing wrong, Yoshinori Muto, who's done nothing wrong.

"It's the difficult part of it.

"All you can say to them is, 'Take your chance', and Ciaran is the prime example of it.

"He's done remarkable well coming from nowhere.

"I'm delighted for him."

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