This is the team Steve Bruce has selected for tonight’s FA Cup replay against Rochdale. It has six changes from the draw at Wolves
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 14, 2020
Steve Bruce wasn’t kidding when he said he’d field a strong team today. This is a very strong side that should be able to take care of Rochdale.
Bruce has brought Jamaal Lascelles straight back into the starting eleven and handed Matt Ritchie his first start since August.
The formation appears to be a 3-4-3 with either Emil Krafth or Isaac Hayden slotting in as one of the back three.
Only Tom Allan makes the bench from the U23s.
Here is the team that Rochdale will field. Both Luke Matheson and Aaron Wilbraham are on from the start in this one.
— Rochdale AFC (@officiallydale) January 14, 2020
This is a golden opportunity that the lads just cannot let go to waste. A meeting at St James Park against League One Oxford is in the balance.
Let’s put this one to bed early and get Tom Allan his Newcastle United debut.
Howay The Lads!