It’s difficult to know exactly what side Steve McClaren will play against Northampton Town tomorrow night in the League Cup, but it looks likely he will play some of the top subs who haven’t had much playing time so far this season.
Daryl Janmaat is available after his one match ban, and it’s likely that he will come back in at right back to add his experience to the side – and maybe we will see a new center-back pairing in Williamson and Lascelles, since it seems certain that Coloccini and Taylor will retain their places for the game at home to Arsenal on Saturday.
Jamaal Lascelles – likely to get start tomorrow night
Steve McClaren in his press conference today made it clear that he would by no means be taking Northampton Town lightly – so maybe this is the starting eleven that McClaren will start tomorrow night at St. James’ Park – with a 7:45 pm kick off time.
Janmaat Williamson (c) Lascelles Haidara
Obertan de Jong Aarons
Subs: Elliot Mbemba Coloccini Wijnaldum Colback Thauvin Mitrovic
It will be a chance for Williamson and Lascelles to show what they can do at the back for Newcastle, and McClaren may even want to put Williamson in the shop window, since if we do manage to bring in a top center-back by next Tuesday night, Mike could be leaving Newcastle, either permanently or on loan.
That’s a good side, and it gives an opportunity for our top subs like Darlow, Tiote, de Jong and Aarons to show what they can do – and we could also see some changes made in the second half, so that maybe Thauvin gets another run out before Saturday.
We would expect Thauvin, Mbemba and Mitrovic to start against Arsenal on Saturday, with the defense being unchanged, so that may explain why we have the above team playing.
What would your team be for tomorrow night?