STEVE BRUCE insists he is “ready to do what is right for the team” as he prepares to drop Karl Darlow and recall Martin Dubravka when Newcastle United host Wolves tomorrow night.

With Dubravka having missed the start of the season with a heel injury, Darlow has been Newcastle’s first-choice goalkeeper for the whole of the current campaign.

However, his form has dipped markedly in the last few weeks, and after he was beaten at his near post by a shot from Marcus Rashford in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester United, Bruce is set to leave Darlow out of his starting side tomorrow.

The Newcastle boss said: “Like every position, I have a decision to make. Karl has done very well - Martin has been Player of the Year the last two years.

“So, Karl has done fantastically. I have to do what I think is right for the team.

“You have to pick a team every week and you will disappoint people. I have always said it is about how you look after those who don't play.”

Joelinton is available for tomorrow’s game despite having hobbled off during Sunday’s defeat at Old Trafford, but the meeting is Wolves is likely to come too soon for centre-half Federico Fernandez.

Bruce said: “Joelinton is okay, Fede Fernandez has trained all week but it might still be a bit early for him. Everyone else is okay.”

Callum Wilson is making decent progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, but remains around three weeks away from a potential first-team return.

Bruce said: “Callum is making good progress, but we’ve got to box cleverly.”