Andy Carroll has been the player in form over the last few games as he’s scored 5 goals in the last 6 games, including a couple of braces against WBA and Cardiff City.
Andy Carroll - all out attack tonight?
Andy expects Newcastle to go all out tonight early in the game, as they try to capture another valuable 3 points at home:
“The start against Cardiff was amazing and it showed what we can do when we attack like that,”
“As a striker you love to be part of a team which is going forward like that and the game was won within 15 minutes.”
“We have to try and do the same on Wednesday and get an early goal because we’re full of confidence at home at the moment.”
“It’s nice to be back home after a couple of difficult away games and we’ve got a good chance to get six points over the next few days.”
“All the lads want to be top of the league and you could see after Saturday’s game how much it meant to get the point.”
“It’s so tight at the minute that every point could mean something, but it’s exciting to be part of and it’s a challenge we’re enjoying.”
“For me, I’m delighted to be playing games and every time I play now I feel like I’m going to score.”
We expect Andy’s partner tonight to be Leon Best, who of course set up Andy’s vital 87th minute equalizer on Saturday.
Shola Ameobi is out injured again, and Nile ranger has gone down the pecking order a little since Leon came to town.
We do expect Nile to be on the bench tonight, and he could well get an appearance in the second half.
We would also expect Chris to bring on Peter Lovenkrands at some point during the game – maybe once we are 4-0 up.