In our poll on the result of tomorrow’s game at Watford over 70% think we can win that game and the problem is when we are expected to win we usually don´t and find some way to lose or draw those games.
So tomorrow´s game will be an acid test for Newcastle against a Watford side who are not in form at the moment and were beaten at Swansea 1-0 last Monday night.
Jack Colback – starts at loft back tomorrow?
We visited Watford on the 3rd round of the FA Cup and managed to be knocked out of that competition for the fourth time in a row at the very first stage, although we could easily have won that game is we had taken our chances.
We didn´t and conceded another bad goal and we lost the game 1-0.
Paul Dummett may be a doubt for the game with a stiff hamstring but apart from that the players who got the 2-1 win against West Ham last time out seem to be fit.
We have a feeling that Steve McClaren will take Dummett out of the firing line as a precaution – and this could be the side he starts tomorrow:
Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Colback
Sissoko Shelvey Saivet Perez
Subs: Darlow Dummett Lascelles Gouffran Riviere Thauvin Aarons
We expect Thauvin to be back on the bench, because his proposed loan move to Marseilles may not happen if we cannot get a winger like Andros Townsend in this month.
Jack Colback can do a decent job for us at left back, and we should see our new central midfield partnership of Shelvey and Saivet in action – although that will depend on how Henri has performed in training this week.
An alternative team is to have Jack Colback alongside Shelvey and Dummett staying at left back.
The keys to this game are for our defense to be strong and not concede any silly goals as we did last week against West Ham – and for our strikers to take more of the chances they get.
It´s another vital game for us in our relegation fight – and we really need another win tomorrow.
What team would you field tomorrow?