It’s obvious that Alan Pardew will play a changed side tonight at Gillingham (at least we think it is), and give a start to some of our fringe players, but exactly how many fringe players will start the game is a good question.
Massadio Haidara – could start tonight
Some reports are suggesting Newcastle will play their best team tonight, but we doubt that will be the case.
Here’s a possible starting eleven, which looks fairly strong on paper for the game tonight at Gillingham, and uses some of those players who have been subs in the first two league games:
Janmaat Taylor (S) Coloccini (c) Haidara
Obertan de Jong Aarons
There are eight changes to the side that started at Aston Villa on Saturday, and it gives a chance to players like Aarons, Obertan and Perez, who have all looked good in pre-season – while resting some of Newcastle’s other players.
But maybe that’s (far) too many changes for the game tonight, although it looks a decent enough side.
And Pardew can always field a strong bench, so he can make changes in the second half as necessary.
What team would you start at Gillingham?
Note: Kieron Hubbuck will be participating in the Great North Run this year for the MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association or ALS – which is an incurable disease. Kieron’s Aunt was diagnosed with MNDA some months back, and that’s one reason Kieran is attempting to raise funds.
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