This is the side Steve Bruce has picked for today’s match at Watford. It has five changes from Manchester City.
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— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 11, 2020
Bruce has picked what is possibly his strongest side with Almiron, Saint-Maximin, and Jamaal Lascelles returning to the team. He’s also kept Jonjo Shelvey in midfield and partnered him with Fabian Schar.
Dwight Gayle returns to lead the attack while Matt Ritchie keeps his place with Valentino Lazaro dropping back to the bench.
Here is the team Nigel Pearson will send out for the hosts.
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We're unchanged from Tuesday night's victory.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) July 11, 2020
Newcastle need to make amends for Wednesday’s thrashing. We also need a result to keep the chances of a top ten finish from slipping away. Today at Vicarage Road is the perfect opportunity to get back on track.
Howay The Lads!