This is the team Eddie Howe has named for tonight’s important game against 6th-placed Brighton at St. James’ Park.
It looks like an unchanged side following last time out at Leeds United, as we had expected.
And here is the team that manager Roberto de Zerbi has selected for Brighton.
Not sure why Alexis Mac Allister is on the bench – maybe slight injury?
Newcastle can make a big leap forward towards Champions League qualification with a win tonight, but we will have to be at our best to beat a Brighton side that took apart Arsenal away 3-0 last weekend and were much the better side.
We have to get two wins in our final 3 games to ensure Champions League football for next season.
The remaining games after tonight’s match are against struggling Leicester City at home next Monday night and then Chelsea away on the final day of the season – a week on Sunday, May 28th.
So even without the win tonight, we can still win our final two games – let’s stay positive.
Only slightly more than 60% of fans think we will win this game tonight, which is a little bit of a surprise.
Howay The Bonnie Lads!
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