Newcastle have just announced the team to face Brentford this afternoon and try to get our very first win of 2017.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 14, 2017
Newcastle: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles (c), Clark, Dummett, Colback, Hayden, Ritchie, Gouffran, Perez, Gayle.
Subs: Sels, Hanley, Anita, Sterry, Ameobi, Murphy, Lazaar
It’s interesting that Rafa has both Sammy Ameobi and Jamie Sterry on the bench today.
Only Yedlin, Lascelles and Colback started the game last week at Birmingham City and it looks like we are back to 4-2-3-1.
That’s the team we had but we had Anita at right back – close.
This is what Rafa has said about the game today:
“We know Brentford are a good team who play good football, especially at home.”
“The Reading defeat proves this competition is difficult. Relegated teams rarely go up but we’re doing well and must stay focused”
“The competition in the division is so difficult – anything can happen.” “We have to fight until the last month.”
“We have to stay calm, concentrate and work as hard as possible.”
Here’s the situation with the top six in the Championship before today’s games.
Only three fans in five think we can win this game today at Griffin Park – it could be difficult to get the 3 points – we need Newcastle to surprise us.
Howay The Lads!!