Using our interactive feature,  NUFC team selector, we asked you to choose your preferred formation and starting eleven for the Newcastle team v Southampton.

The preferred formation chosen was 4-4-2 with a number of changes from last week’s defeat at Norwich.

The overall choice saw Ayoze Perez paired up front with Aleksandar Mitrovic, with Siem de Jong deserving of his chance according to the popular fan vote.

Moussa Sissoko is the choice to fill in at left-back, with Lascelles way ahead of Steven Taylor.

Not long to wait now to see whether Rafa Benitez agrees…

The fans’ choice:

newcastle team v southampton

You can still 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 18k followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world.

To use our NUFC team selector, simply follow the simple instructions HERE.

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 own team selection v Southampton.

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.