Alan Pardew has just announced the Newcastle side for the game at West Brom today and there’s one or two surprises – no Steven Taylor, Papiss Cisse or Rolando Aarons in the line-up – although Papiss Cisse makes the bench.
West Brom (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Andre Wisdom, Craig Dawson, Joleon Lescott, Sebastien Pocognoli; Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu, James Morrison, Chris Brunt (c); Victor Anichebe, Saido Berahino
Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, Cristian Gamboa, Gareth McAuley, Chris Baird, Claudio Yacob, Stephane Sessegnon, Georgios Samaras
Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Mehdi Abeid, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Ryan Taylor, Mike Williamson, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran, Adam Armstrong, Papiss Cisse
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
Paul Dummett moves to center-back, where he played well at Manchester City, and Massadio Haidara comes back in at left back.
Mike Williamson is back on the bench, so we have to think that Steven Taylor, who has struggled with injury over the last few years at Newcastle. is injured.
Unfortunately, young Rolando Aarons has not recovered from the knock he picked up this week.
But the three players Pardew is playing up front are all quick and skillful, and 17 year-old Adam Armstrong is also on the bench.
Newcastle will have to be near their best for this game, and 87% of fans think we can get something out of this game.
Howay The Lads!!
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