Newcastle midfielder ​Bruno Guimaraes wants Howe to play him further forward

Bruno Guimaraes admits he would like to play further up the pitch as Newcastle United continue to struggle to score goals this season.

The Brazil international has been playing in a deeper role after an injury to Jonjo Shelvey.

He told FourFourTwo: “I can play both positions. I prefer to play the No.8. The No.6 I can help the team to move forward with the ball. I think the gaffer has a choice, I can play every position in midfield. I have played more in a No.8. But it is not a problem for me.

He added: ‘We are disappointed with our start to the season (from a points perspective). We need to play better.

“All the teams will do this now (sit deep and frustrate us) and we need to create alternatives. We are disappointed because we are creating opportunities, we just didn’t score. We lost two more points at home on Saturday. This cannot happen.”