With Loic Remy still suspended for the next two games, and Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran still out injured, the two strikers who will be available today for Newcastle are Shola Ameobi and on-loan Luuk de Jong.
Luuk de Jong - should start today
And with Shola’s contract unlikely to be renewed this summer when it runs out, Shola is no longer the future of Newcastle.
So it makes a lot of sense to give Dutch striker Luuk de Jong a start today – so he can quickly get match fit and have a decent chance through the end of the season to show he can score goals for Newcastle.
It’s going to be a couple of tough games at Chelsea today and at home to Tottenham on Wednesday night, but Alan Pardew should be giving some chances to players who could be in Newcastle’s future.
And let us know how you think the game will go today – with everything that’s been going on at Newcastle this week – we’ve been a little late in putting out the poll.
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