Following his most recent injury setback that will see him miss out on football for some months, Newcastle United fans have called on the club to let go of Fabian Schar and instead bring back Florian Lejeune. Switzerland international defender Schar was a victim of a knee injury in Newcastle United's 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday at St. James's Park, and he is set to be reportedly out of action till after some months.

He picked up the injury after playing 75 minutes of football and it forced the Magpies to be reduced to 9 men after they had completed all their allowed substitutions. The defender tweeted an update after the match on Twitter where he revealed that he is currently in a situation that is difficult to accept by the fans. He said he was feeling very good as he played on the pitch, and hailed the team's effort and spirit, but added that it's going to be a hard time after it was confirmed that he will be missing in action for up to some months.

He also said that his goal now is to work harder so he can find his way back to playing football again as soon as possible and also make it to the Euros.

It was a costly win for Newcastle who also had striker Callum Wilson and Javier Manquillo injured in the 3-2 win over Southampton. Following the turn of events, Newcastle fans have urged the club to allow Schar to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer since his current contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

They have also demanded that the Tyneside club call Florian Lejeune back from his loan stint at Spanish La Liga side Alves. It's a big setback for Schar, who only returned from a previous injury recently.