It seems that Mehdi Abeid is the only player who is now available from the squad that were beaten 2-1 last time out against Arsenal at St. James’ Park.
Yoan Gouffran – likely to start
Looking at the first team squad on the Newcastle web-site we seem to have only 16 senior first team players available for this game.
Cisse and Coloccini are suspended, and the rest are out injured, and most of them – like Cheick Tiote, Siem de Jong, Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara – are out for the season.
We think John Carver will play in a 4-2-3-1 formation and it looks like young Ayoze Perez will have to play up front on his own
This is the side we think John will field on Sunday
Taylor (R) Williamson Janmaat Colback
Sissoko (c) Abeid
Gouffran Cabella Ameobi
Subs: Elliott Satka Anita Gutierrez Obertan Armstrong Riviere
We’d like to see Jonas Gutierrez get a start tomorrow, but Carver always seems to play Gouffran in the starting eleven, so we expect Yoan to start the game.
What would your team be for tomorrow, and what formation would you play?
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