Alan Pardew will start a young side tonight in the Europa League at Bordeaux, but exactly what the team will be we don’t know, but the Newcastle manager has given some hints on who will start the game.
Marveaux will start – had a great game against Wigan
Alan Pardew said yesterday that he will rest a lot of the first team players for the tough game at Fulham on Monday night – and Demba Ba, Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez and Cheick Tiote have not even made the trip as they receive treatment for slight injuries they picked up on Monday night against Wigan.
Alan Pardew said he will protect some of Newcastle’s starters for Monday night:
“Obviously, we have got to protect ourselves for Monday night, which is an important game for us, but this has its own importance.
“We have got a very young side which is going to start, so we just hope we have got enough in that team to keep us in the game and then – obviously, the draw is no good for us – look to win it towards the end.”
The Newcastle manager has said he will start Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux, Shane Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi and Nile Ranger, and it’s good to see young Adam Campbell back in the side, and he could see some playing time early next year.
That’s if Shola Ameobi decides to go to the African Cup of Nations – and Demba Ba leaves on that release clause in his contract.
Not sure what the team will be tonight, but here’s a first shot at it:
Tavernier Williamson (c) Perch Ferguson
Marveaux Bigirimana Anita Moyo
Ranger Ameobi (Sa)
Shola Ameobi is also in the squad and he could either start the game or get some playing time off the bench, and it could be a debut for Frenchman Yven Moyo.
What team would you start tonight?
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