Newcastle are expected to make at least 4 changes for the game tonight against Sheffield United, from the side that beat Peterborough 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Newcastle are expected to recall Danny Guthrie, Wayne Routledge, Jonas Gutierrez and Andy Carroll to the side for tonight’s crucial game.
Newcastle need just a single point from their last 6 games to gain an automatic promotion spot and tonight would be the best time to do just that.
Newcastle could even be promoted before the game if Forest fail to beat Cardiff City at home in game that finished about 30 minutes before tonight’s game.
This is a game Newcastle must show their professionalism in, and it would be a terrible time for Newcastle to suffer their first defeat of the season – we cannot allow that
They cannot get carried away with things, and the aim for tonight is to win the game – that’s the most important thing.
Only when they have done that will they then be able to celebrate with the Newcastle fans, who are expected to be at the party tonight in vast numbers, and the crowd could well exceed 50,000 for the first time this season and for a great moment (and relief) in Newcastle’s last history.
Newcastle have three home games to go and if the lads can remain unbeaten we will equal the unbeaten home record last achieved in the 1906-1907 season when Newcastle were League One Champions.
So tonight can be a little bit of history for Newcastle United, and the first time we have been promoted to the Premiership since 1993 when the great Kevin Keegan was at the club.
Chris Hughton will need to have the lads’ heads on this game and we expect him to filed his best starting line-up with a very strong bench, and we expect him to bring on all 3 substitutes in the second half.
This is the side we now expect tonight:
Simpson Coloccini Williamson Enrique
Routledge Nolan Guthrie Gutierrez
Subs: Krul Kadar Butt Barton Smith Ameobi Best
No place on the bench for somebody like Ryan Taylor tonight – with all our players back and Nile Ranger will not make the bench either it seems like.
So tonight is all about being professional, and get the job done in front of a potential full house at the Cathedral on the Hill for the first time this season.
A win is what every single Newcastle fans will want to see tonight, although a draw will be enough to secure promotion.
We want the lads to deliver tonight – big time – so the celebrations can commence!
Howay The Lads!!