Rafa Benitez will give a chance to some of our fringe players on Saturday when League Two leaders Luton Town will be our opponents at St. James’ Park.
We are in a difficult fight to remain in the Premier League this season, and it’s by no means certain we can do it.
This month’s transfer window will be very important, but there seems to be no leadership or decisions coming from the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley who is still on vacation.
The local papers are reporting Rafa still doesn’t know how much he will have available to spend this month – and if that’s true it’s completely ridiculous and unacceptable.
Nathan Jones – Luton Town’s successful manager
We have some good fringe players available and maybe Henri Saivet will get a start.
The two starts he has made this season he has played extremely well – in the League Cup against Nottingham Forst and at West Ham when he scored that cracking goal direct from a free kick.
Young Freddie Woodman may also get his first competitive appearance for the club and players like Chancel Mbemba, Jonjo Shelvey, Rolando Aarons, Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez could also feature.