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28 Jul 2019, 18:10 IST
Newcastle United striker Joelinton

Steve Bruce expects Joelinton to be “an enormous hit” with Newcastle United supporters however admitted the previous Hoffenheim striker is “not a typical Brazilian”.

Joelinton’s Newcastle debut began brightly when he weaved his manner into the Preston North Finish field and gained his facet a penalty inside seconds of his introduction within the second half of the Magpies’ pleasant at Deepdale.

However Miguel Almiron missed the following spot-kick and Joelinton later conceded a penalty that Preston’s Paul Gallagher scored to clinch a 2-1 win for the Lilywhites, although Bruce was impressed along with his new signing nonetheless.

“I believe he’ll be an enormous hit,” Bruce instructed the Chronicle.

“He is filled with life and filled with vitality and performs along with his coronary heart on his sleeve.

“He isn’t a typical Brazillian – all of the silky abilities that you just affiliate – nevertheless, I believe he shall be an efficient quantity 9.”

Joelinton’s record-breaking £40million (€44.6m) arrival from Hoffenheim on a six-year deal created a buzz round St. James’ Park, the place probably the most the membership had beforehand spent on a participant was the £20.5m paid for Almiron in January.

Almiron has made 10 Premier League appearances for the membership with out discovering the web, however Bruce backed his main lights to shine as he goals to steer Newcastle into the highest half of the desk in 2019-20.

“The 2 of them [Joeliton and Almiron] shall be a handful,” mentioned Bruce.

“After one minute, they mixed, which may have gained us the sport.

“It was good to see Miggy [Almiron], it was the primary time I’ve seen him stay.

“He’s an excellent participant.”

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