Could This Be Newcastle’s Team For QPR?

We think that Rafa Benitez will make around four changes to the side that beat Derby County on Saturday 2-0 – we just don’t know what those changes will be.

But since we have a game at home to Wolves at 3:00pm this Saturday afternoon Rafa is going to have to use the squad, and he has said he will do that.


Daryl Murphy – could he get a start?

Here’s a possible team for tomorrow night’s game at Loftus road with five changes from the side that started last Saturday.

Anita  Lascelles (c) Hanley Lazaar
Hayden Colback
Yedlin/Atsu Diame Gouffran

We’re not sure Rafa would want to make too many changes to the back four but there’s two there with Hanley coming in for Mbemba and Lazaar getting his first start in place of Dummett.

Rafa seems to like DeAndre Yedlin so he may get a start on the right wing, but he could also start Christian Atsu there in his usual position.

Rafa has said today that Christian has impressed him in training.

But we think Yedlin is more likely to get the start because he tracks back and works his socks off for the side and that’s really important in away games.

And we’re pretty sure Issac Hayden will start in one of the two holding midfielders – and maybe Jack Colback will keep his place and Jonjo will have a rest.

It’s probably more likely that Aleksandar Mitrovic will start up front rather than Murphy – but we’d love to see the experienced Daryl Murphy get a start.

After all he’s very used to the Championship having played the last five seasons in the second division at Ipswich.

That’s our best shot at the team.

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