Here is the team that Steve Bruce has selected to face Burnley this afternoon. It has four changes from the win against Southampton.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 14, 2019
Steve Bruce has decided to start both Andy Carroll and Joelinton together. We assume that the Brazilian will play on the left in place of Allan Saint-Maximin while Christian Atsu will come in for Miguel Almiron, who will not be risked.
Steve will not risk Jonjo Shelvey either. So we see Sean Longstaff, with a mustache, back into the starting eleven along with Fabian Schar, who is in for Ciaran Clark.
Florian Lejeune comes back into the match-day squad along with Matty Longstaff and Yoshinori Muto. Rob Elliot gets a surprise spot on the bench instead of Karl Darlow.
This is who Burnley manager Sean Dyche will send out for our opponents.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 14, 2019
This is another prominent December fixture for Steve Bruce and the boys. We’ve started this crucial month with two wins, and a third here would be an outstanding result. It would propel us well into the top ten.
It won’t be easy as Burnley are a well-coached side coming off three straight defeats. They’ll be ready to redeem themselves at Turf Moor, but hopefully, this makeshift Newcastle team can add to their misery.
Howay The Lads!