The Newcastle team has just been announced for the game at Ewood Park this afternoon against Blackburn Rovers, who are still lingering in 3rd bottom place in the Championship.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 2, 2017
So that’s three changes from the last game with the reliable Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita replacing DeAndre Yedlin and Christian Atsu and Mo Diame comibng in for Ayoze Perez.
It’s interesting that Aleksandar Mitrovic is not in the squad and a rare sub appearance for Daryl Murphy – maybe he will get a run out today against Blackburn.
There will be speculation that maybe Mitro is up for sale in January – but it didn’t start here.
With Blackburn having beaten us 1-0 at home in late November, the lads will be wanting to get a win today in Lancashire that will keep us at the top of the Championship.
Howay The Lads!!