Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Blackburn at St James Park. It has a whopping ten changes from the 2-0 win at West Ham with Javier Manquillo the only holdover.
This is how the Magpies line-up for this evening's Carabao Cup tie at St. James' Park.
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As Bruce declared he would during his press conference, he’s made wholesale changes for this match. It comes just three days after our opening Premier League win at the London Stadium.
This is not as strong of a team as we had hoped for but hopefully, it’ll be enough to get past Blackburn. Both Mark Gillespie and Ryan Fraser get their Newcastle debuts while Dan Barlaser is handed a surprise start in the midfield alongside Sean Longstaff.
This is who Tony Mowbray will send out for the visitors. Former Newcastle striker and local lad Adam Armstrong is on the bench to start off.
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Newcastle have been handed a generous draw to advance in this competition. A win tonight will see us pitted against one of two League Two clubs in Morecambe or Oldham away next week. Let’s hope this rotated team can get the job done against Blackburn this evening.
Howay The Lads!