Confirmed Newcastle team v Norwich – Ki, Krafth, Joelinton, Almiron all start
The Newcastle team v Norwich has just been confirmed.
Newcastle kicking off their first Premier League away match of the season on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.
The will be Steve Bruce’s second competitive NUFC game in charge on the touchline.
We knew Gayle, Carroll, Lejeune, Atsu and Yedlin were all ruled out by injury.
Earlier today an exclusive reported that Ki would replace Sean Longstaff and that has proved correct. The young Geordie still coming back from his knee injury.
An early decision on Bruce’s part to play Krafth instead of Manquillo.
Whilst on Friday it was said there was a ‘slight’ chance Allan Saint-Maximin would be ruled out with a hamstring problem.
No sign of him today and you have to say the attacking options are very limited if making changes. Questions once again to be asked when recruiting an injured/unfit Carroll, when knowing how desperate for more goalscorers, especially with Gayle injured and taking no part in pre-season.
This is today’s Newcastle team v Norwich:
Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Ki, Ritchie, Almiron, Joelinton
Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Willems, Sean Longstaff, Muto
Compare this team to the one favoured by Newcastle fans HERE.
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