Here is the predicted Newcastle team v Crystal Palace.
With Jack Colback passed fit enough to travel, it appears obvious that he will play if anywhere near fit enough.
Steve McClaren revealed on Friday that the Geordie midfielder had trained for the last three days, so with Gouffran seemingly next choice, he will be desperate to get Colback out there.
If things go pear-shaped again today, then I think we could see major changes in team selection and tactics against Liverpool.
However, I think changes today will be kept to a relative minimum, although I do see the Head Coach making one significant alteration.
After the Leicester debacle, McClaren said that he would consider taking Aleksandar Mitrovic ‘out of the firing line’ and I think that may well happen today, with Ayoze Perez pushed into the lone striker role and Siem de Jong given the chance that he has been crying out for.
Then the option will be there of throwing on Mitrovic and maybe Florian Thauvin as an alternative if the changes aren’t working.
My predicted Newcastle team v Crystal Palace (as in predicting what Steve McClaren will choose…not me):
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