Games will be coming quick and fast this season, since it still needs to end on 23rd May after a late start.
The season kicked off about a month later than it usually does, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the late finish to last season.
We got off to a terrific start on Saturday, with a very convincing 2-0 win at West Ham, but we still expect Bruce to change that side for tomorrow night’s game at home to Blackburn in the 2nd round of the League Cup.
Players like Gillespie, Krafth, Clark, Dummett (if fit), Longstaff (S), Ritchie, Almiron, new signing Fraser, and Joelinton could all start tomorrow night.
And the team would be almost as strong as the one Bruce played on Saturday, which shows the extra depth we have this season over last season.
Steve Bruce – will field strong side tomorrow night
Here is Neil’s team for tomorrow night and it’s a strong one:
This is some of what an upbeat Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said about tomorrow night’s game during his press conference this morning.
“We’ll take the League Cup seriously but we’re playing a lot more games together.”
“We have a squad, now. We had seven on the bench who would have got in the team last year.”
“I will make changes but I expect, with our strength, for us to get through.”
Results are everything in football, and we must try to go through to the next round tomorrow night, a defeat would be unacceptable after Saturday’s great performance.
Over 85% think we will win this game, so a defeat would not be good, and that’s an understatement.
There’s also a very decent chance we can have long runs in both local cups this season.
Maybe even win something this season.
Nah, I’m getting carried away again.