Hello and welcome to our Newcastle United live blog for Monday, September 21.

Newcastle are reflecting after a 3-0 defeat to Brighton yesterday after what had been a positive start to the season.

The Magpies defeated West Ham in the Premier League and Blackburn in the Carabao Cup - both without conceding a goal but fell to Brighton without a fight.

After yesterday's match, Bruce spoke of the fitness of key man Allan Saint-Maximin, who left the pitch after just 31 minutes.

Meanwhile, Mike Ashley's desire to sell to the Saudi-backed consortium was strengthened as his lawyers instructed Nick de Marco to take the case against the Premier League.

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Good morning!

Not a good day yesterday, was it?