This is the predicted Newcastle team v Bournemouth for today’s match.

By the way, this is the team I think Steve McClaren will pick, not what I would choose myself!

Anybody expecting major changes from the latest dismal negative display at Stoke City will be disappointed I feel.

Whilst the rest of us couldn’t believe it took Newcastle until injury time to get a serious shot on target, this is what Steve McClaren had to say:

 “I couldn’t fault the players as we were organised, hard to beat and compact – we frustrated Stoke.

“If we continue that hard work then we’ll get what we deserve.

“Bournemouth is a big game, we have got 11 games left and need a certain number of victories – with the talent we have got we are confident that we can do it.”

I can see very few changes, if any, with possibly only Gouffran (even McClaren can’t play him at home…surely?!!!) being replaced.

Andros Townsend would automatically play but is set for a late fitness test, in his absence I think there could be a small surprise with McClaren playing Rolando Aarons (in his proper position!) – the Head Coach seemingly not rating Ayoze Perez.

The predicted (Steve McClaren) Newcastle team v Bournemouth:

newcastle team v bournemouth

To create the image above I used the NUFC team selector.

You can do the same by following the simple instructions HERE and then there are a number of great options where you can then also share your team via Twitter (include @nufcthemag in your tweet and we will share some of them with our 17.6k+ followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world. Alternatively, simply downloading the team image to the device you are using

When using the NUFC team selector you simply click on what team formation (4-3-3, 4-4-2 etc) you want, then click each position on the pitch and choose from the Newcastle United squad.

Go to the NUFC team selector now and choose and share your Newcastle team v Bournemouth.

Before every match, simply go to the menu at the top of this screen and click features, then on the drop down list click NUFC Team Selector and choose your team for every match.