Here is the team I am predicting Graeme Jones will name for this afternoon’s match at Crystal Palace. It has three changes from the defeat to Spurs.
This formation is a variation of the 4-3-3 that has been deployed in recent weeks. Though it harkens back to when Jones first arrived and a diamond formation was implemented against Everton.
Both Crystal Palace and Newcastle are close to having a full collection of players available. Graeme Jones indicated during his press conference that Martin Dubravka was close but today would be a bit too early for the goalkeeper.
Martin Dubravka (foot), Paul Dummett (calf)
Crystal Palace Injuries
Eberechi Eze (Achilles), Nathan Ferguson (Achilles)
Our Poll result is not too bad considering we are facing a Crystal Palace side that has played very well of late. While 46% expect Newcastle to pick up nothing today. A third of those who voted are predicting we pick up our first win of the campaign. That would be some moment for Graeme Jones.