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Newcastle At Rochdale – Poll Result, Team Prediction, And Injuries

This is the team we predict Steve Bruce will select for the Third Round of the FA Cup this afternoon. It features six changes from the loss against Leicester City. Since Paul Dummett has been ruled out, we’ve slightly altered it from our original prediction.

With Dummett unavailable, we think Bruce will use Emil Krafth at left-back. He hinted yesterday morning that DeAndre Yedlin could play a part, so maybe he’ll start at right-back.

Bruce could be bringing four youngsters with the team to Spotdale. They are Ludwig Francillette, Lewis Cass, Tom Allan, and Elias Sorensen. Maybe one of the two defenders could get a start alongside Federico Fernandez, but we are going with Isaac Hayden to play center-back this afternoon.

Yoshinori Muto deserves a start in our opinion and could be deployed with Joelinton slightly behind him. This is a similar formation to the one used at Leicester City in September.

Bruce could have up to 11 players unavailable, depending on Ki Sung-yueng and Matt Ritchie. Ritchie was slated to make the bench today, so hopefully, that will be the case.

Newcastle Injuries

Jamaal Lascelles – leg, Allan Saint-Maximin – hamstring, Ciaran Clark – calf, Paul Dummett – groin, Javier Manquillo – hamstring, Fabian Schar -hamstring, Jonjo Shelvey – hamstring, Jetro Willems – groin, Andy Carroll – undisclosed, Ki Sung-yueng – illness (late fitness test), Matt Ritchie – ankle (late fitness test)

Our poll result for this match shows that a slim majority of Newcastle fans are picking a win. Just over half of the 2,150 votes think Newcastle will progress to the Fourth Round.

However, quite a few think we’ll lose today. We hope that doesn’t happen but this is not going to be an easy match to win. A further 13% are predicting a replay at St James Park.

What Will Be The Result At Rochdale In The FA Cup?

  • Win (51%, 1,097 )
  • Loss (36%, 767 )
  • Draw (13%, 286 )

Total Voters: 2,150

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13 comments so far

  • cockneymafiaout

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    I’ll be astonished if that is the team. I expect at least one or two debuts for the under 23 lads.

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Only half the votes for a win!

  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3


    Worry not, Jib’s flying out to your neck.of the woods as we speak – he’s a master of diplomacy and ideal for pouring oil onto troubled waters.

    Be safe bonny lad.

  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Ronnie Knee

    Option polls mean nothing.

  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5


    Opinion polls even…….

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    If fairy tales came true..
    I am imagining Elias bursting on from the bench and bagging the winner with a worldy.
    All hope is never completely extinguished.

  • c-dog

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Gayle hatrick


  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Will Bruce try to score early and control the game, or grind it out until the last 15mins and hope a sub scores?

  • Patoon

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib earlier

    Iran has the bomb and is run by nutters

    How many wars have iran caused or been in since wwII? And how many hav the US been involved in and caused, the US are the biggest danger to world peace

  • giimps

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Not sure Gayle will play in case they are planning on selling him this month, which is why i think Colback is unavailable as well as Saivet.
    Better off playing Elias and Joe up top to see if they can bond some how, maybe Joe can miscontroll the ball into Elias’s path in front of goal a few times

  • c-dog

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11


    We can hardly speak given the amount of primitive peoples our military has abused/murdered/raped/robbed in the name of the crown. Let Iran at it and let those who have not sinned cast the first stone

  • c-dog

    Jan 4, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12


    If we sell Gayle do we have to buy? We’re hardly blessed with attacking ability given the utter failure Joelinton has turned out to be

  • Patoon

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #13


    Im Irish and wasnt gonna say that cos i didnt want to insult any1 on here but id worry for our safety with so many nukes now out ther, if the US go 2 war with Iran britain and the usual countries wil back them, russia and China r likely to get behind iran so thers a big chance london wil b targeted, if it is we’re all in bother


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