Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected to face Aston Villa this evening.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 25, 2019
As expected, Jonjo Shelvey retains his place and takes the captain’s armband. It’s another chance for glory for our front three of Allan Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, and Miguel Almiron.
The back five sees only Paul Dummett come in for the injured Jamaal Lascelles. Ciaran Clark has retained his place, so his hamstring problem was just a minor one. Fabian Schar makes the bench after missing out on the last three matches while Florian Lejeune is not in the squad.
This is who Dean Smith has selected for our opponents.
This is your #AVFC team to face Newcastle United! ?
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) November 25, 2019
As expected, Villa captain Jack Grealish makes his return after a month out with a calf injury. The Villains will try to end their run of three straight league defeats tonight.
However, Newcastle will look to make it three wins in a row and a place in the top ten. A draw will be a decent outcome but only move us up to 12th.
This is a massive opportunity for Steve Bruce to get more momentum as we start a run of 9 games over the next 38 days. It’s these next 38 days that could be a difference between a run at Europe or a battle against relegation. It all starts this evening at Villa Park.
Howay The Lads!