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Breaking News ! Martin Dubravka and Federico Fernandez could be recalled for Newcastle United's crunch clash with Wolves. Elsewhere, former Magpie Carl Serrant has reflected on his enforced decision to retire at the age of just 25. Here is your 4am Newcastle United digest. Wolves changes? Steve Bruce could turn to Martin Dubravka and Federico Fernandez for Newcastle United's huge game against Wolves on Saturday night. The Magpies are just three points clear of the relegation zone following a run of two wins in 14 games and 18th-placed Fulham have hit form at just the right time. Fulham were 10 points from safety earlier this month but Scott Parker's side have cut that gap following a run of two wins and a draw in their last three games. Martin Dubravka has a word with Federico Fernandez during Newcastle United's game against Man City at the Etihad on July 8, 2020 Although Bruce has taken positives from aspects of Newcastle's recent displays, such as the second-half performance at Chelsea and the first 55 minutes against Manchester United, the Magpies' head coach simply needs points on the board. Newcastle's next four games are crucial - Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa and Brighton lie in wait - and Bruce looks set to make some notable changes. Read More Related Articles Newcastle United changes on the cards and team sheet could look different vs Wolves Serrant interview Carl Serrant could not see any light at the end of the tunnel. Eighteen months after suffering a seemingly innocuous knee injury, the Newcastle United defender was facing up to the prospect of retiring at just 25 years of age.
. Serrant could count on the support of club physio Derek Wright and fitness coach Paul Winsper, but countless hours were often spent in the gym alone.
Carl Serrant with Michael Owen (R) and Jamie Carragher (L) during an England under-21s training session with Peter Taylor on December 14, 1997
The same thought would enter Serrant's head every day: 'Will I get back from this one?' When you break down and have to start over so many times, doubts naturally creep in. Is it any wonder, all these years later, that Serrant refers to the period as a 'constant nightmare'? "I was in a low and dark place," he told ChronicleLive. "Looking back, I was definitely in a depressed state. Without doubt."
'I was in a low and dark place' - The untold story of the Newcastle first-teamer who retired at 25
Woodman on eight-year deals Former Newcastle United goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman has lifted the lid on the incredible eight-year contract deals for Alan Pardew and his staff handed out in 2012. The ex-Brentford and Crystal Palace goalie says that a chance meeting with Toon owner Mike Ashley in a Jesmond night spot resulted in the bumper deals for Pardew, Woodman, Steve Stone and John Carver almost a decade ago.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew celebrates
The incredible untold story of how Alan Pardew and his backroom team landed eight-year contracts
As it turned out, Pardew left in early 2015 and his coaching staff departed later that year but it did not stop the deals being the talk of Tyneside for some time. When asked about the deals, Woodman told popular podcast Under the Cosh, hosted by ex-players Jon Parkin and Chris Brown: "Brilliant wasn't it?!
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