Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Southampton on Saturday? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Southampton on Saturday afternoon?
We have put together a list of the 24 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Rafa Benitez confirmed on Friday afternoon that Salomon Rondon is available and will be in the squad, Ciaran Clark also now back from injury.
Which means that only Florian Lejeune and Jamie Sterry are ruled out.
Rafa Benitez on Friday at his press conference:
“Salomon Rondon is available. He is in the squad.
“It’s a long-distance race, and we have to carry on. I am optimistic and realistic.
“The main thing for now is to focus on Southampton, to focus on the next game.
“Our away fans are fantastic and we know they will be supporting the team.
“Salomon Rondon coming back gives us more competition, and that has to be good news for us.
“I’d like to see the team play at the level we played at against Manchester United at Old Trafford – the chances that we had, the belief, the determination.
“The team is working so hard.
“We are so close to winning the first game, and we have to believe we can do it.
“Our job now is to keep encouraging the players to do what they can do, and hopefully we can be successful.”
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