Rafa Benitez has just named his side to start at Stoke City this afternoon in a game between two sides fighting relegation this season.
Newcastle are 5th bottom of the league and Stoke are 6th bottom, just one point above Newcastle.
Jopnjo Shelvey and Mo Diame come back into the engine room of the side for today’s tough game.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 1, 2018
We still haven’t seen Henri Saivet even on the bench after his good performance in the 3-2 win at West Ham a week last Saturday – that’s strange.
Manquillo comes in at left back for Paul Dummett and Murphy and Ritchie are the two wingers.
It looks like Perez may be playing up front in place of Joselu who is on the bench.
We only put this poll out this morning – it looks like as many fans think we will lose this game as win it.
We really need a win against teams like Stoke but we are finding hard to get wins with only one in the last 12 games – surely things have to improve?
That’s true isn’t it?