Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side to face Southampton at St. Mary’s this afternoon.
Rafa goes up against his assistant at Liverpool for the last two years and at Inter-Milan, Mauricio Pellegrino, who is now the Saints manager.
Here is the team that has just been put out on the Newcastle United Twitter Account.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 15, 2017
So some shocks in the selection from Rafa – with new signing Mikel Merino on the bench and Isaac Hayden coming into the side to partner Jonjo Shelvey.
Hayden will be trying to show he’s still worth his starting place at Newcastle.
Mauricio Pellegrino – Southampton manager
About half of Newcastle fans think we can win this tough game this afternoon – let’s hope they are right about that.
Howay The Lads!!