Caretaker manager John Carver has just announced the Newcastle team for the game at home this afternoon with Burnley and Steven Taylor returns in central defense and Manu Riviere gets a start up front in place of the suspended Papiss Cisse.
Newcastle: (4-4-2): Jak Alnwick; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Jack Colback, Yoan Gouffran; Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara, Mike Williamson, Vurnon Anita, Remy Cabella, Adam Armstrong
Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral)
It looks like it’s a 4-4-2 formation with Perez and Riviere up front so it will be interesting to see how the two of them play together – but this is an attacking formation – we need the 3 points.
And Steven Taylor has come back in with Mike Williamson dropping down to the bench which is strong – and Davide Santon is again on the bench, as is Adam Armstrong.
John Carver will have some options he can use in the second half, depending on how the game goes, but this is an attacking formation – let’s hope our defense can tighten up and Perez, Sissoko or Riviere can get the goals for us today, in the absence of Papiss Cisse.
This will be an important game and if we can get a win it should give the powers that be more time to see who’s available who could come in and take over as head coach of Newcastle.
67% think we can win this game this afternoon, so is we cannot do that it ‘s going to be a big disappointment.
Howay The Lads!!
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