This is the team we predict Steve Bruce will send out at Wolves on Saturday. It has four changes from the draw at Rochdale last weekend.
Newcastle have had a full week of rest for the first time since the win against Crystal Place on December 21st.
It has done us some good with Ciaran Clark, Andy Carroll, Paul Dummett, Dwight Gayle, and Jetro Willems back in contention for a place.
Miguel Almiron will also not miss any games after coming off with a groin problem at Rochdale.
However, we do have Ki Sung-yueng, Yoshinori Muto, and DeAndre Yedlin, who picked up knocks at Spotland. DeAndre Yedlin will face a late fitness test.
If he can’t go, then it’ll be Emil Krafth making his first Premier League start since Leicester City in September.
Matt Ritchie could also make his first start in quite some time. The 30-year-old made his return from the bench last Saturday after being out for over four months with his ankle injury.
There are still quite a few injuries to contend with. However, it’s looking very positive with most players on pace to return within the next week or two.
Jamaal Lascelles – leg, Allan Saint-Maximin – hamstring, Javier Manquillo – hamstring, Fabian Schar -hamstring, Jonjo Shelvey – hamstring, Yoshinori Muto – hip, Ki Sung-yueng – undisclosed, DeAndre Yedlin – knee (late fitness test)
Wily Boly – ankle, Diogo Jota – thigh
The poll result is to be expected on the back of three straight defeats in the league. The majority of fans are being realistic for this one. It’s a very difficult fixture to get anything out of.
Of the 2320 total votes, 1530 are predicting a loss. That’s about two-thirds of voters. For the positive among us, it’s split evenly between a win and a draw with both at 17% of the total vote.
Maybe the players returning from injury can inject some renewed vigor into the team and inspire a result. A win or even a draw could see us inch up the table, depending on other outcomes.
How Will Newcastle Fare At Wolves On Saturday?
- Loss (66%, 1,530 )
- Win (17%, 405 )
- Draw (17%, 385 )
Total Voters: 2,320