Here is my predicted Newcastle team v West Brom.

With Aleksandar Mitrovic struggling with an ankle problem according to Steve McClaren, it looks likely that he won’t be able to play two matches in such quick succession.

Ivan Toney has been recalled from his Barnsley loan move but surely he can’t be thrown straight into this match after only a handful of minutes in the Premier League previously.

I fancy the Head Coach to finally give Perez and de Jong a chance together up front, with precious few other options.

With the West Brom defence relying more on physique than finesse, it might not be a bad idea anyway to try and rely on an alternative to getting crosses in to Mitrovic.

I can’t see McClaren tinkering with anything at the other end of the pitch unless forced to, he looks to have decided that this is the back four he wants to rely on until further notice.

Can’t really see him messing about too much either in midfield, although I think there could be one change with Cheick Tiote possibly brought into the middle against a physical opposition, especially with Jack Colback having a tough game on Saturday, as well as struggling to impress in recent games.

My predicted Newcastle team v West Brom (as in predicting what Steve McClaren will choose…not me):

newcastle team v west brom

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West Brom v Newcastle Match Betting:

Newcastle to win 14/5Mbemba to score a goal 15/1 NUFC to win 2-0 20/1

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