Rafa Benitez has most of the players fit for tomorrow’s game with Derby County and for the purposes of team selection we will assume Jack Colback is fit to play, but that Dwight Gayle and of course Rolando Aarons are not fit.
We will also assume Christian Atsu is not ready to play after just returning from the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana.
It’s another important game for Newcastle, after we threw away 2 points on Wednesday night in the last minute of that game with QPR with a Ciaran Clark own goal.
Here’s a team we think Rafa can start tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park against former manager Steve McClaren’s side:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Ritchie Diame Gouffran|
That’s two changes from the side that drew 2-2 with QPR on Wednesday night in a poor performance – especially in that first half.
In comes Jack Colback for Isaac Hayden and also Mo Diame for the ineffective Ayoze Perez.
It would be good to get a clean sheet tomorrow too.
What would your team be for the game tomorrow?
Fans are not too confident of a win tomorrow.