Kieran Trippier’s classy involvement in Newcastle United’s win at Brentford revealed

Kieran Trippier is a long-term injury for Newcastle United with a broken foot.

Kieran Trippier played his part in Newcastle United’s win over Brentford - despite not being on the pitch.

The England right-back is in a fight to play again this season after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

At best, it is hoped Trippier will return for the Magpies’ final month of the season - which sees Eddie Howe’s side take on Arsenal, Manchester City and Burnley.

However, while the 31-year-old is on the sidelines, he is keen to support his teammates in anyway possible.

And with that, Trippier, who captained Newcastle against Aston Villa earlier this month, travelled with his teammates to Brentford, where goals from Joelinton and Joe Willock sealed a 2-0 win.

Howe explained how Trippier made an impact. He said: “Kieran stayed with us last night (Friday) and wanted to be around the players and that is full credit to him.

“That’s his mindset, he wants to make a difference even though he is not on the pitch at the moment.

“I’ll always help players when they want to be involved when they’re injured and good personalities, which he is. He’s a leader.

“He was in and around the dressing room. He wasn’t giving fining speeches but he was there as a support for the players if they needed him.”

United’s win at the Brentford Community Stadium extended the unbeaten run to seven matches, lifting the club four points above the relegation zone.