Predicted Newcastle United Starting 11 vs Gillingham
Predicting the Newcastle United starting 11 vs Gillingham gives you endless permutations.
There has been zero updates on the injury situation so while we know Ryan Taylor, Davide Santon and Papiss Cisse will all be missing, we’re left in the dark as to the availability of Mapou and Cheick Tiote, plus of course whether the latter is actually ‘injured’.
Of course, every previous Newcastle cup game under Alan Pardew, the manager has claimed he has put a strong team out – though fans may have their own ideas.
However, while we may see wholesale changes, there is at least the anticipation of seeing what players such as Rolando Aarons and potentially, Adam Armstrong, can do against lower league opposition.
[intlink id=”46488″ type=”post”]Armstrong knocked in a hat-trick against Reading reserves[/intlink] only yesterday, so it will be interesting to see if Alan Pardew includes the young striker against Gillingham, plus others involved on Monday such as Sammy Ameobi who also scored for the second string.
While it will be little more than 24 hours later, surely it must be worth throwing in Armstrong when he’s on a high, rather than waiting and including him when potentially he’s not on the top of his game and a more pressurised Premier League environment.
The dismissal of Williamson has surely meant Coloccini will be in the side to anchor it, I fancy Haidara to get a game but Dummett to stay in the team as either one of two centre-backs or one of three/five defenders with the use of wing-backs.
If Mapou isn’t available then I see Pardew going with wing-backs, at least in part so he doesn’t have to play Janmaat, with few other options as an out ant out full-back.
I read earlier today that Siem De Jong was back in Amsterdam on Sunday to watch his old teammates, I know it is only a short plane journey both ways but it may be an indication that he is being kept for next Saturday’s already crucial match for Alan Pardew against Palace.
Ayoze Perez looks a sure starter after looking lively off the bench, while it has been speculated that Facundo Ferreyra may play from the start, despite not even being on the bench in the opening two Premier League games.
I see Newcastle lining up with this kind of eleven, Haidara and Obertan as potential wing-backs, while Cabella, Riviere and Sissoko may be limited to the bench.
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