It’s an important and rather vital game against Blackburn at St. James’ Park tomorrow and a win is what we’d like to see to take us away from the relegation zone.
Newcastle still have injuries unfortunately and we’ll still have both Emre and Viduka missing for the game tomorrow. Defenders Stephen Carr and of course Peter Ramage are both still not available.
The team selection will again be important and this is the team we’d like to see Kevin filed in this important game:
Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
Milner N’Zogbia Geremi Duff
Subs: Forster Cacapa Butt Barton Martins
However, we’d be highly surprised if Kevin picks that team, but we think Jose Enrique and Andy Carroll both deserve a start, simply because they cannot do any worse than others who have already been given a start.
Enrique must be given a chance at left back against David Bentley, and we can then use Charles in midfield as the attacking part of a midfield partnership with Cameroon International Geremi.
Both Butt and Barton have been out of form recently and could do with a rest. The same goes for Alan Smith up front and we’d like to see Andy Carroll start with Owen. When Andy did get on last week he looked impressive, and set up our only goal for Abdoulaye Faye, due to his aerial capabilities.
On the Blackburn side of things Rovers beat Bolton 4-1 at Ewood Park on Sunday to end a winless run of four games. David Dunn (calf). Andre Ooijer (hamstring) and Ryan Nelsen (hamstring) are all doubts for the game. Â Martin Olsson (ankle), Keith Treacy (back) and Sergio Peter (thigh) are all out and will miss the game.
The referee is Rob Styles, who can be sometimes very strange with his decisions, depending on how he is feeling.
We need a win – that’s all we want tomorrow – all 3 points. But it will in no way be an easy game against a rugged and hard to beat Blackburn Rovers side.
What do you think? What team should Kevin play?
Please let us know – comments welcome.