Rafa Benitez has just names his Newcastle team to take on Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium this afternoon.
Here’s the team as put out on the Newcastle Twitter account.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 20, 2017
David Wagner – Huddersfield’s young manager
This is the second time running we predicted the starting line-up although once again this was the team most people expected and it will be good to see Mikel Merino in the side – he seems a great young player.
Chancel Mbemba also keeps his place in place of Florian Lejeune and it looks like Ciaran Clark stays at left-back in place of the injured Paul Dummett.
That back four played well in the second half last week against Spurs.
It would be excellent if we can record our first win of the season this afternoon.
Almost three in five fans think we can win this game this afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!