The Newcastle starting eleven for the game tonight at home to Queens Park Rangers has just been released.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 1, 2017
That’s the same team we had (almost) but we had Diame in for Perez in the number 10 spot and Colback for Hayden but obviously Rafa thinks it’s too early for Mo to come back in since he returned from Gabon.
Perez and Hayden are the only two men who started on Saturday to keep his starting place, but Diame is likely to make a sub appearance in the second half depending on the state of the game.
Jack Colback is not even on the subs bench.
This is what Rafa has said about the game tonight:
“Queens Park Rangers are doing better now. They have had some good results, and it will be a tough game – like the majority of them are in the Championship.”
“The manager has experience, and – watching them – they change systems in some games, and they will be quite difficult to break down.”
“We have been doing well for the majority of the season, and hopefully we can carry on with this form.”
And here’e a tweet of good luck from Christian Atsu – our man still in Gabon.
— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) February 1, 2017
Three in four fans think we can win this game tonight.
Hope we can do it – we need the win.