Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected. It is an unchanged side from the win against Sheffield United just three days ago.
SUBS: K. Darlow, F. Schär, A. Carroll, D. Gayle, Y. Muto, E. Krafth, D. Yedlin, V. Lazaro, N. Bentaleb.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 24, 2020
This is who Dean Smith has chosen for the visitors this evening.
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— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 24, 2020
A win could push Newcastle into the top ten depending on how other matches go. After Sunday’s performance, the expectations will be for the lads to secure the full three points against a struggling Villa side.
Our opponents are in desperate need of a result as they are enmeshed in a fight for their Premier League status. A win for them and they could be out of the bottom three.
So there’s a lot to play for this evening. Let’s hope Bruce has made the right decision to not make any changes, and this team put in a similar performance to the second-half last Sunday.
Howay The Lads!