Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v West Ham today? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v West Ham this afternoon?
We have put together a list of the 23 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Rafa Benitez confirmed on Friday afternoon that Paul Dummett was the only one definitely not in the squad today.
The manager making clear that Lascelles, Muto and Shelvey were all up for selection after injuries/knocks n recent weeks.
However, there is no way that Rafa will be throwing longer term injured Jamie Sterry and Florian Lejeune straight into the side today.
Rafa Benitez speaking at his pre-West Ham press conference:
“Paul Dummett is very close but not enough for this game.
“The others – Lejeune, Sterry, Lascelles, Shelvey, Mutō – have all been training at least once.
“I have to decide the squad because I have almost everybody available.
“It’s always important to win but to win games in a row is even better.
“Now what we have to do is carry on.
“We have some pace but it’s still a long distance race.
“You have a lot of games (seven) in December, this month is a big test for us, a difficult month but I hope it will be a good one.”
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