This is who Eddie Howe has named for this afternoon’s match against Nottingham Forest to kick off the new campaign. Nick Pope has been handed the number one gloves as he makes his Toon debut.
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— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 6, 2022
Dan Burn keeps his place as Sven Botman must wait to make his first start as a Magpie. Joe Willock keeps local lad Sean Longstaff on the bench which could mean Bruno Guimaraes takes the deeper role.
Other than that, the rest of the team lines up as most would have expected. Kieran Trippier takes the captain’s armband with Jamaal Lascelles on the bench, which is a decent one with Elliot Anderson and Ryan Fraser two potential options in the second half.
Here is the team Steve Cooper sends out for the visitors.
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Steve Cooper names his side for our @premierleague opener at St James' Park. ?
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 6, 2022
The new season is upon us and Howe has made his team selection. It’s up to these eleven to get off to a quick start in front of a packed St. James’ Park. The aim is three points with some difficult fixtures later this month.
Howay The Lads!
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