Rafa Benitez has said that although local lad Jack Colback is back in training from the eye injury he picked up, he will not be in the squad for today’s game.
We had Jack in the side so we have replaced him with 21 year-old Isaac Hayden.
Isaac Hayden – should start today
This is what Rafa has said today in the Chronicle about injured players Colback and Grant Hanley:
“Colback has to have another examination.” “He’s training but in terms of confidence it’s the last step.”
“Hanley’s running now and I think he will be training with the team next week.”
So here’s our revised side for today’s game against Birmingham City.
Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Ritchie Diame Gouffran
A shock choice today could be that Rafa brings in the very experienced Cheick Tiote to partner Jonjo Shelvey?
What is your team for today?