Alan Pardew has said today that all his players are fit and that he will send a strong side out against Club Brugge at St. James’ Park tonight, in an effort to win the game, and continue the momentum we picked up, with the lads’ courageous display at Sunderland last Sunday.
Papiss Cisse – likely to start tonight
Alan had this to say this morning in the local press:
“All my players are fit, so I will name a strong team, but there is an element of youth and energy in it and that will be reflected on the pitch, with a bit of luck.” “Sammy and Shane will definitely start. I’ve said all along that they are the two closest to breaking through into this group, in my opinion.”
“They’ve got an opportunity tonight because this is a game that I need to win.” “I’m not putting them in as building blocks, they have to come in and show me that they can play in the first team and win games.”
“There’s a big emphasis on them tonight – a lot of pressure on them.”
This may be the team tonight, after studying the hints Alan has given over the last couple of days:
Tavernier Perch Taylor (S) Anita
Obertan Tiote Bigirimana Ferguson
Ameobi (Sh) Cisse
With Papiss Cisse almost certain to get a start, we’re not sure how both Ameobi’s will start the game tonight – unless Sammy gets a start in one of the two wing positions.
What’s your side for tonight?
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