Who do you think should be in the Newcastle team v Northampton Town?
So many times in the past we have been told, sometimes correctly, that cup matches have come along at the wrong time.
On Tuesday night though, surely it is the exact opposite.
There are a number of players who need the extra pitch time and what’s more, a good few of them are players who fans would love to see get a start tomorrow.
I would keep Mitrovic in and pair him with Ayoze Perez up front, hopefully giving the Serbian his chance to grab a first goal and then later replacing him with Papiss Cisse so the former Anderlecht striker is just right for Arsenal on Saturday.
At the other end of the pitch I think it is pretty certain that Krul and Coloccini will be left out and I would also give Haidara the night off.
With Janmatt out of suspension I’d play just the three at the back and then have a midfield three plus two out wide to support the strikers.
With Tiote alongside Colback and Siem de Jong involved as well, it would give a solid base, then Thauvin and Aarons can really stretch play and hopefully cause havoc.
I think it makes sense for Wijnaldum to be also given the night off after starting all three games so far and with international duty coming up after Arsenal.
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