We’re not sure of exactly what the injury status is at Newcastle, but since England contacted Newcastle early yesterday about Colback’s fitness before announcing Jack in the latest England squad, we assume he will be fit for tomorrow’s home game against Crystal Palace.
Siem de Jong and Colback – should both start tomorrow
Whether Cheick Tiote will be fit enough to play, after recovering from his hamstring injury is another good question.
But we’ll assume that Jack Colback and Rolando Aarons are fit and Cheick (and Santon of course) isn’t fit the purpose of picking a starting eleven tomorrow, and the main thing we want to see if Newcastle scoring some goals.
We’ve scored just one goal in our first three games and that was an own goal on Tuesday night on the good 1-0 win at Gillingham.
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Haidara
Cabella Siem de Jong Aarons
Subs: Elliot Taylor Dummett Anita Obertan Gouffran Perez
It’s a toss up at left back between Haidara and Dummett, but we’ve gone for Rolando Aarons instead of Yoan Gouffran on the left wing, to give the 18 year-old a chance, and when he’s started before, Rolando’s been a threat down that left wing.
Somehow we think Pardew will start Gouffran tomorrow because of his extra experience, but Rolando could get a run out in the second half.
We’ve got Sissoko in central midfield too, in place of Anita, and somehow we think that could well be his best position for Newcastle.
Obertan deserves to be on the bench as does Ayoze Perez, but no room there for Facundo Ferreyra, and Alan may find a place for him as a sub, since he can score some goals.
In terms of scoring goals we have high hopes that Siem de Jong can do a job for us tomorrow in the number 10 role, and he went very close last week with just two minutes to play.
70% of fans think we can win the game tomorrow.
What would your starting eleven be for tomorrow’s important game?
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