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10.23am BST

Steve Bruce has given his pre-match press conference, ahead of Newcastle’s game against Arsenal on Sunday, and was asked about Andy Carroll’s arrival:

It was just a conversation with Andy. He was desperate – a bit like myself, I suppose – to come back, and of course the big question mark of everybody is can we get him back quickly and can he stay fit? If he stays fit, then a fit Andy Carroll is as good as you’re going to get. We’ll do our utmost. He is determined to come and be successful again here. It’s his home-town club – it was a no-brainer, really, one of those where you’re delighted to do it.

10.21am BST

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