Newcastle manager Steve Bruce counting on Andy Carroll ‘lift’ against Brighton | Football News |

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce counting on Andy Carroll 'lift' against Brighton | Football News |

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce counting on Andy Carroll 'lift' against Brighton | Football News |

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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says Andy Carroll is in line to make his first appearance since re-signing for the Magpies last month

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says Andy Carroll is in line to make his first appearance since re-signing for the Magpies last month

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is counting on Andy Carroll to “give everybody a lift” if the striker lines up against Brighton on Saturday to make his first appearance since re-signing for his boyhood club.

Carroll, who came through Newcastle’s academy before departing for Liverpool in 2011, returned to St James’ Park on a free transfer last month, having been released by West Ham at the end of last season.

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The injury-prone 30-year-old underwent ankle surgery in April, but having trained without issue for the last two weeks, Carroll is expected to feature against Brighton on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

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