Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has named his team for the third of four games over a nine-day holiday period; we play Brighton at St. James’ Park this afternoon followed by a match at Stoke City on Monday afternoon.
A number of players return to the starting line up including Karl Darlow, who comes in for the injured Rob Elliot – and Clark, Richie, Hayden, Atsu and Gayle all return.
It looks strong team for the game today against Chris Hughton’s side.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 30, 2017
We almost had the team correct put had Chancel Mbemeba in at left back for Paul Dummett.
It looks like Rafa will play 4-4-2 with Gayle and Joselu up front and still no place on the bench for Henri Saivet.
Karl Darlow – back in the starting eleven
Three fans in four think we can win this game and all 3 points will move us up the league table and away from the bottom three.
Wins are what will save us this season, and we have a chance to win our next three league games against Brighton at home, Stoke away and bottom of the table Swansea at home.
Howay The Lads – we need the win!