Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough game against West Ham United this afternoon where Newcastle will be trying to get their first win of the season after three defeats in a row.
Here’s the side as put out on the Newcastle United twitter account.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 26, 2017
With Lejeune not being fit, Rafa keeps with the same defense that played last weekend at Huddersfield in the 1-0 defeat.
And with Dwight Gayle being sick Joselu starts up front for Newcastle in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Merino and Hayden again the two central midfield players in Shelvey’s absence through suspension.
Only about one in three fans think we can win this game this afternoon and almost half believe we will lose again.
Howay The Lads!!