Newcastle did not play well on Monday night when we were beaten on merit by Sheffield Wednesday, but that was also about the best team Rafa could field given that Jonjo Shelvey was not available.
Jack Colback came in for Jonjo and didn’t have a particularly good game, but that was also his first game back for a while after injuring his eye.
So we would expect Rafa to keep Jack and Isaac Hayden as the two central midfielders for another game.
Rafa could make some changes to the side and wemaybe American DeAndre Yedlin could come in at right back and Christian Atsu could get a start before he goes off to play in the African Cup of Nations for Ghana.
Christian Atsu – could get sa start tomorrow night
So here’s the side that Rafa could start tomorrow night in a game we can win and get back on track.
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Atsu Diame Gouffran
Only two changes there from the side that disappointed against the Owls.
What would your team be for tomorrow night?