Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Brighton on Saturday afternoon?
We have put together a list of the 22 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Rafa Benitez confirmed on Friday afternoon that Salomon Rondon is training – but won’t be available for Saturday.
Long-term injured Florian Lejeune also is still on the injured list, whilst Ciaran Clark is also out after picking up an injury on international duty.
Better news came when the manager confirmed Paul Dummett was fit for Brighton.
Rafa Benitez on Friday at his press conference:
“Ciaran Clark is out but Paul Dummett has trained normally.
“Salomon Rondon has trained but is not available (for Brighton).
“The first win is always the most difficult. As soon as we win the first game, we will have more confidence and it will be easier for us.
“I think the fans realise that the players will need support.
Pick your 11 players below: