This is the team Steve Bruce has named for this afternoon’s match against Spurs at St. James’ Park. It has five changes from the 3-0 defeat at Brighton.
It looks like Bruce has made some wholesale changes and is possibly reverting to five at the back. He’s also handed Jacob Murphy, Sean Longstaff, and Matt Ritchie rare starts. Dwight Gayle gets another shot after Bruce confirmed he is in talks for a new contract.
It’s great to see both Matty Longstaff and Elliot Anderson back in the squad along with Allan Saint-Maximin. It is a surprise that Ryan Fraser and Federico Fernandez were both left out.
Here is who Jose Mourinho will send out for the visitors.
Newcastle put themselves at risk of a place in the bottom three without a win today. Fulham are just two points adrift and take on Aston Villa after today’s match.
A reaction from last time out at Brighton is mandatory but with no wins in the last six, we’ll take one anyway we can get it. Hopefully, all these changes will make a difference.
Howay The Lads!