Ryan Fraser’s Newcastle United absence at Brighton & Hove Albion explained
Ryan Fraser’s Newcastle United absence at Brighton and Hove Albion explained by Eddie Howe.
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While all the pre-match focus was on Matt Targett’s absence due to a dead leg sustained against Nottingham Forest, Fraser was a notable absence.
The Scotland international wasn’t named among the substitutes in a game where the Magpies could have benefited from his introduction in the closing stages.
“He had a slight back spasm on Thursday and Friday,” Howe revealed. “He was close to making the game.”