We do have a number of injuries – Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are all out for tomorrow’s game and we also have players like Siem de Jong, Kevin Mbabu, Vurnon Anita, Sadio Haidara, Gabby Obertan and of course Tim Krul still out.
Again we are being ravaged by injury as we are every season and people are still calling it bad luck?
So it looks for the second game in three that we are short of defenders and players in general – and of course Jamaal Lascelles is unavailable when he made matters worse by getting himself sent off in the last minute of the 3-0 disaster on Wednesday night at Goodison Park.
Paul Dummett – another hamstring injury
There is not much choice for left back – and we would assume that Rolando Aarons will play there again tomorrow and in will come Steven Taylor at center-back for his first game since late August as he has now finally recovered from his hamstring problem
We don’t think Seydou Doumbia is fit enough to start because he trained today for the first time according to Steve McClaren.
Here’s the possible best team we can field for tomorrow
Janmaat Taylor Coloccini (c) Aarons
Sissoko Saivet Shelvey Townsend
Subs: Darlow Tiote Gouffran Mitrovic Doumbia Riviere U21 player
The subs bench is not going to be strong and we ran out of fit players, so presumably an U21 player will make the bench, although having three strikers on there also seems strange.
For such a critical game how come we are again so ridiculously short of players?
And watching Steve McClaren’s press conference today it’s not clear to us that Steve fully understands the gravity of the situation Newcastle are in – and he reiterated the squad was too strong to be relegated and we’d try to win against a very good West Brom side.
So let’s get the win then!
What would your team be for tomorrow?
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