Rafa Benitez has just announced the team to play at home to Huddersfield this afternoon.
This game is a relegation 6 pointer and one we must win if we are to get away from the relegation zone soon.
And Rafa will give Miguel Almiron his first start for Newcastle at St. James’ Park this afternoon and he starts alongside Ayoze Perez – who is another man in form at the moment.
And as expected Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden retain their positions in central midfield after some excellent recent performances.
In our predicted team for today, we had Paul Dummett in for Florian Lejeune.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 23, 2019
Miguel Almiron – makes home debut today
This is what Rafa has said about Huddersfield in the lead up to the game:
“I’ve said before that every game for us is like a final.”
“Huddersfield is the first one, people are expecting ‘Oh we have to win’ but it’s the Premier League.”
“We have confidence and obviously we know that, if we win these two games we will be closer to staying up.”
“But my estimation is still the same, carry on what you have been doing, approach this game with confidence, believing that we can get the three points and see what happens.”
A vast majority of Newcastle fans are expecting us to win this game – we hope they are right.
Howay The Lads!!