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Newcastle boss Bruce welcomes end of Joelinton goal drought

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Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is hoping the end of striker Joelinton's 20-game goal drought will come as a much-needed boost of confidence for the club's record signing.

Soccer Football – FA Cup Third Round Replay – Newcastle United v Rochdale – St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain – January 14, 2020 Newcastle United's Joelinton celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

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REUTERS: Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is hoping the end of striker Joelinton's 20-game goal drought will come as a much-needed boost of confidence for the club's record signing.

Joelinton, signed for 40 million pounds (US$52.11 million) from Hoffenheim in July, scored his first goal since August when he turned home Tom Allan's cross in Newcastle's 4-1 FA Cup third round replay victory over Rochdale on Tuesday.

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Bruce now wants the Brazilian to follow Miguel Almiron's lead after the Paraguay international found the net for the fourthRead More – Source