Who do you think should be in the Newcastle team v Watford?
It will be a major surprise if there aren’t changes to the Newcastle team that fell apart at West Ham on Monday night.
The question of course is who should come in – and go out?
Steve McClaren has said that he expects no injured players to return, so the defence sadly picks itself with no realistic alternatives.
Jamaal Lascelles was the only defender on the bench on Monday and he has never played in the Premier League before, as well as struggling in the pre season friendlies.
I think Watford will present a physical challenge with plenty of energy in their team, so whilst he has been poor so far I think Sissoko needs to stay in the team, but in a central position and with more defensive duties as extra cover to help Colback.
I think it is too early to think about giving Wijnaldum or Thauvin a rest from first team duties, we don’t have the luxury of suitable replacements and their pace will be needed to help make up for Siem de Jong’s inclusion.
He has it in his head clearly but I think his body is struggling to recover after so many injuries over the last two years.
Nevertheless I think Newcastle clearly need some extra composure and creativity, with the Dutchman set to deliver it.
Ayoze Perez for Papiss Cisse is surely a no-brainer!
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