This is the lineup we predict Steve Bruce will send out this afternoon. It has three changes from the draw at Molineux with Florian Lejeune, Christian Atsu, and Matt Ritchie getting starts.
Steve Bruce made a comment yesterday where he said he’ll have two youngsters on the bench. Therefore, he’s likely to field a team full of senior players unless he’s playing mind games.
Both DeAndre Yedlin and Emil Krafth were seen training yesterday, so maybe one of them will come in for Isaac Hayden, which could see Isaac move to center-back for either Florian Lejeune or Ciaran Clark.
Jamaal Lascelles will be available for this match so he could get a surprise start, but it’s more probable he’ll be a substitute.
We think that the midfield will consist of the Longstaff brothers for a third straight game.
We do have a nagging suspicion that youngster Tom Allan will make a surprise start on the right-wing. If so, it could be for Miguel Almiron, who must be in need of a rest.
If that’s the case, Atsu could shift to the right side, where he enjoyed a lot of success at Rochdale a few weeks ago.
Joelinton, if declared fit, will get the start ahead of Andy Carroll, who is probably going to be saved for the match against Chelsea on Saturday.
Allan Saint-Maximin – hamstring, Javier Manquillo – hamstring, Fabian Schar – hamstring, Jonjo Shelvey – hamstring, Yoshinori Muto – hip, Dwight Gayle – groin, Paul Dummett – hamstring, Ki Sung-yueng – undisclosed (late fitness test), DeAndre Yedlin – knee (late fitness test), Emil Krafth – undisclosed (late fitness test), Joelinton – groin (late fitness test
The poll results show that Newcastle fans are very optimistic that we’ll advance to face Oxford at St James Park in a couple of weeks. Of the 1635 total votes, 1306 are projecting a win. While only 17% are expecting a loss.
So let’s hope the majority of fans guessed right, and we will get through to the fourth round. We really could do with a comfortable win as well.
What Will Be The Result Of FA Cup Replay Against Rochdale?
- Win (80%, 1,306 )
- Loss (17%, 275 )
- Draw (3%, 54 )
Total Voters: 1,635