Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce with Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo

Danny Mills was left raving over the desire shown by Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles after the Magpies’ 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Leeds and England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell edge, heralded the Magpies’ captain for getting his head onto Federico Fernandez’ cross to open the scoring at St James’ Park.

Steve Bruce’s men were forced to settle for a point after Jonny’s second-half equaliser, a point leaving the Magpies languishing just above the Premier League relegation zone.

Mills was left drooling over the centre-back’s ability to get the better of his Wolves counterparts, although highlighted it was a worry the goal was both created and scored by a centre-back.

Mills told Football Insider: “One defender crossing for the other, wasn’t it? Can’t argue with that, but maybe that’s the problem, their two most creative players were their centre-halves.

“It was great determination for the goal, I thought that was absolutely superb. All credit to them for getting in the box and that determination to go and win the ball I thought was absolutely superb.” 

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Lascelles’ first-half header was his first goal of the season, having played in all 10 of the Magpies’ Premier League matches so far, and his first since January 2018, having failed to score in the 2018/19 campaign.

No Newcastle player has scored more than once across all competitions this term, Lascelles joining Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton, Matty Longstaff, Fabian Schar, Jetro Willems and Yoshinori Muto on the scoresheet.

In other Newcastle United news, Mills claims that the club’s gamble is failing to pay off after a behind-the-scenes reveal.