Newcastle’s fringe players did well against Birmingham City in the replay last week to reach the 4th round of the FA Cup and a similar team is likely to start the game at Oxford United tomorrow afternoon.
With two big Championship games coming up on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon at home to QPR and Derby County respectively, Rafa Benitez will again be using his full squad for the games.
It will not be an easy game tomorrow, but we must have a decent chance of making it through to the 5th round for the first time for a long time.
Oxford play Bradford City on Tuesday night in the 3rd round of the EFL Trophy after the match was postponed earlier in the week with just 20 minutes to go to kick-off, because of a frozen pitch at the Kassam Stadium.
The weather tomorrow is a high of 47 degrees F in Oxford – so we should be OK.