This is the team that Steve Bruce has selected for tonight’s FA Cup match at West Bromwich Albion. It has six changes from the Burnley match.
SUBS: Elliot, Shelvey, Ritchie, Gayle, Lejeune, Yedlin, M. Longstaff. pic.twitter.com/EsNYzkzByf
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 3, 2020
It looks like Bruce will keep with the formation he implemented for Burnley with four at the back. The only change in defense sees Fabian Schar come in for Federico Fernandez.
Joelinton will move back to striker with Allan Saint-Maximin on the left and Valentino Lazaro on the right. It’ll be interesting to see how Lazaro fares in a more advanced role.
Sean Longstaff and Nabil Bentaleb are the midfield pairing with Miguel Almiron playing as a number 10 once again. This is a very strong side as Bruce has kept his promise to go for it in this competition.
This is who Slaven Bilic has picked for the hosts.
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— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) March 3, 2020
Newcastle have reached the fifth round for the first time since 2006. That season Newcastle defeated Southampton 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals. Tonight is an excellent opportunity to continue our FA Cup run by getting a win over this West Brom side.
Howay The Lads!