Ian Burchnall gives Kyle Wootten update

Last updated : 25 April 2022 By Magpie Mick

The Magpies head coach said "Kyle is fine. We knew that he has played a lot of minutes and over the next three or four games he is going to need a break. That's fine. We've got good players who can come in. I thought Eli did great when he came on.

"There are lots of players waiting to play. We will have to rotate but we've got a strong squad so that's no problem.

"At half-time Kyle felt his back a little bit, but felt he was okay to keep pushing. We started to get the substitution ready at 3-0.

"But we conceded and we just felt we needed another 10 minutes out of Woots before we took him off. Conceding didn't help us. Kyle is so important to us and helping at defending set-pieces.

"I didn't want to bring him out of that moment, but he will need a break."