Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the game at Hillsborough this afternoon against Sheffield Wednesday.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 8, 2017
Mbemba retains his position at the back and Diame stay in defensive midfield with both Isaac Hayden and Jack Colback still not available.
Yoan Gouffran comes back in for Christian Atsu, probably because of his work rate and his ability to track back and defend.
Mitrovic and Murphy are both on the bench as Newcastle just have to score goals and somehow win this game this afternoon.
This is what Rafa has said about today’s opponents during the build up to the game:
“They deserved their win against us and were very well organised. They are a good team and know what to do.”
“They were nearly there last season and, when you have the same structure and the same players, they know what you have to do to get points in this division.”
“It will be tough and difficult, especially now they are in a play-off position. Like a lot of teams they are fighting for their target.”
“If they are in the play-offs, it’s because they deserve to be there.”
Three in five fans think we will win this game today – we need the win.
Howay The Lads!!