Newcastle team v Preston confirmed – Mitrovic, Yedlin and Diame start
The Newcastle team v Preston has just been named, with United currently three points clear at the top of the Championship.
However, the two clubs are the most in-form in the Championship over the past six matches, so Tuesday night unlikely to be a fair guide as to today’s game.
Rafa Benitez makes the following changes from the team that won 6-0 against Preston at St James Park on Tuesday in the League Cup.
Five changes from Tuesday but a more fitting comparison is the three changes from the last Championship match when beating Ipswich 3-0.
Rafa making only three changes from last Saturday, both Gayle and Colback injured, replaced by Mitrovic and Hayden, whilst Diame in for Perez.
Newcastle starting 11:
Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Gouffran, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie, Diame, Mitrovic
Sels, Gamez, Anita, Hanley, Lazaar, Atsu, Perez
Newcastle United official social media are showing the team as a 4-4-1-1 formation.
(Compare this to the predicted choice of Newcastle team v Preston we published earlier here)
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