Watford are a good team this season under new manager Marco Silva, who joined them from Hull City in the summer.
Everton have tried to sign the Portuguese manager over the last few weeks but have been told more than once he is not available and Marco’s star is rising at Watford.
The Hornets are 8th in the Premier League on 18 points, four more than Newcastle so even if we can win this game at St. James’ Park we will not be able to overtake Watford.
It will not be an easy game, but a win is really what we need to get those points on the board.
This will be the first game of 10 league games we have through January 1st, and it looks as though Mikel Merino and Paul Dummett are available for the game.
Christian Atsu and captain Jamaal Lascelles will not make the game.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
Let’s hope there is good progress with the Newcastle takeover and if we can win this game, then a good Saturday night will be had by Newcastle fans everywhere.
That’s what we need!