Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected for this evening’s match at Bournemouth. It has six changes from Manchester City.
This is how we line-up for #BOUNEW this evening.
SUBS: K. Darlow, F. Schär, A. Carroll, M. Ritchie, I. Hayden, D. Yedlin, V. Lazaro, M. Almirón, D. Rose. pic.twitter.com/cszHWfQkFy
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 1, 2020
Bruce has pulled some surprises in his selection. It looks like he’ll have Javier Manquillo in at left-back to give Danny Rose a needed break.
Nabil Bentaleb also comes in for Isaac Hayden with Sean Longstaff retaining his place in what looks to be a three-man midfield.
Bruce has kept Allan Saint-Maximin in the team, which will be four straight starts in eleven days. That’s also the case for center-backs Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez.
We suppose Dwight Gayle will be leading the line and Joelinton will be on the right. It’s very harsh on Valentino Lazaro, who has yet to start since the league resumed.
Here is the team Eddie Howe has picked for the hosts.
? #BOUNEW TEAM NEWS ?
? Kingy passed fit to play
? Kelly starts his first ever #PL game
? Danjuma and Solanke in to start
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) July 1, 2020
Newcastle haven’t played too well in the last two matches after a wondrous display against Sheffield. However, we’re still on a four-game unbeaten streak in the league.
A result today will have Newcastle break the 40 point barrier. Three points and we’ll climb at least one spot into 13th.
It’ll be a battle against struggling Bournemouth side that haven’t tasted victory since February 1st. They’ve also lost their last three.
The Cherries are desperate to get some points on the board to try to climb out of the relegation places. However, we hope the team Bruce has selected will be enough to get a result tonight.
Howay The Lads!