Rafa has said in his press conference today that he will give a game to some of the fringe players that haven’t had much playing time, when Newcastle play at Birmingham tomorrow afternoon in the FA Cup 3rd round.
Newcastle will still want to get through to the next round which is on 28th January and if either Newcastle or Brighton win their games tomorrow – the south coast side play at home to MK Dons – the game between the current top two teams in the Championship at the Amex Stadium on 28 th January will have to be rearranged.
Here’s a Newcastle team that could start tomorrow afternoon:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Hanley Lazaar
Richie Perez Gouffran
That gives games to Sels, Yedlin, Hanley, Lazaar, Perez and Mitrovic – so that’s about six changes from the side that started at Blackburn on Monday and lost 1-0.
We assume Matz Sels will play in goal rather than Rob Elliot, who must be in contention for tomorrow’s game.
What would your team be for tomorrow’s game?