Fans choice of Newcastle team v Nottingham Forest
Using our interactive feature, NUFC team selector, supporters have chosen their Newcastle team v Nottingham Forest.
The collective formation chosen was 4-4-2 with fans preferring the Mitrovic/Gayle partnership to the usual Diame/Perez supporting role.
Whilst it would be a massive surprise to see Rafa Benitez go with the Mitro/Gayle option…and it isn’t going to happen, both Diame and Perez were terrible on Monday night when on the pitch against Sheffield Wednesday – so what Rafa actually chooses up front will perhaps be the key decision tonight.
Newcastle fans appear to be looking for a bit more attacking intent/threat throughout the team and Christian Atsu was easily preferred to Yoan Gouffran, the Frenchman becoming a little anonymous in recent games, whilst the Ghanaian winger has generally impressed – including in his 20+ minutes off the bench against Sheff Wed.
Little surprise to see supporters going with DeAndre Yedlin at right-back, his pace and ability to get forward gives United a different option to Vurnon Anita.
If the Newcastle Manager agrees with the supporter choice of Achraf Lazaar then it would be a bigger surprise, although he is now becoming a regular on the bench and surely he must be given his chance sometime soon.
With Blackburn coming up quickly on Monday, there is always the possibility of Rafa Benitez making some changes with that game in mind.
For all Newcastle are talked about as having a strong squad, there weren’t that many other remotely close decisions as to who supporters wanted in the team, with only whether to play Colback or Diame in midfield alongside Isaac Hayden, being a closely run thing (60/40 roughly in Colback’s favour).
The fans choice of Newcastle team v Nottingham Forest:
To create the image above, we 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 20k 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 Nottingham Forest.
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