Confirmed Newcastle team v Cardiff – Rafa makes 8 changes and Rondon, Schar, Lejeune, Lascelles all start
The Newcastle team v Cardiff has just been confirmed.
Rafa Benitez told us on Friday that Paul Dummett and Jonjo Shelvey are still ruled out.
Ki Sung-yueng and Yoshinori Muto are at the Asian Cup of course, whilst 19 year old Elias Sorensen is in Mexico with the Danish Under 21 squad.
The Newcastle boss indicated though that Lascelles, Hayden, Clark and Schar should all be ok after picking up knocks at Blackburn.
Whilst both Diame and Kenedy are back in training and Rafa said he would be checking up on them following Friday’s training, with the hope/expectation they would also be available.
Rafa in the end making eight changes from Tuesday night, only Longstaff, Ritchie and Schar named in both starting elevens.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Schar, Ritchie, Longstaff, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Rondon
Woodman, Manquillo, Sterry, Clark, Roberts, Murphy, Joselu
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