Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the starting eleven for the game tonight against Wigan at the DW Stadium, where a win will see back on top of the Championship table.
Maybe my eyes are not as good as they once were but it looks like it is an unchanged side to take on Wigan tonight – and that’s the first time this season.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 14, 2016
It’s always difficult to know exactly which team Rafa will start and with another game on Saturday afternoon at Burton Albion this has to be a surprise selection.
But it is the strongest team we can field at the moment – and we need all 3 points.
In the lead up to the game this is what Rafa has said about the game tonight:
“For us, we try to win at home and away. Obviously, Wigan need to win. They are at the bottom of the table and they need to get three points – not just a draw.”
“I think they have to attack, and hopefully we can find some spaces.”
“If we are top of the table in May, fine. Now, we do not win any titles being there.” “I try not to talk too much about the position in the table – or our rivals.”
“My main concern is to keep the team focused and concentrated on every game. Do not make mistakes, and we will have chances.”
“Score goals, and we will win games.”
Newcastle fans are confident we can win this game tonight to make it two wins in a row.
Howay The Lads!!