Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Leicester City? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Leicester tonight?
We have put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
The first test of Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley’s commitment to throw everything at the cup competitions.
Lascelles has the calf issue picked up on Sunday and despite Steve Bruce having previously said it isn’t a major concern, the same with Joelinton who had treatment on the pitch for what looked like a groin problem, the two of them look pretty sure to be missing on Wednesday night.
As well as that pair, you have long-term injured Lejeune, Carroll, Yedlin and Gayle who won’t be involved either.
Whilst yesterday morning, Steve Bruce has indicated that Schar, Atsu and Almiron are all doubts as well.
When you add Allan Saint-Maximin with his hamstring, that makes 10 Newcastle players in total who look set not to be involved, so their names have been excluded from the list.
Steve Bruce talking to BBC Newcastle on Tuesday:
“We’ve a few injuries.
“The main one is Saint-Maximin.
“We’re disappointed because he DID train all week – we didn’t just throw him in (at Spurs); we thought there was no risk… he looked sharp in training and that’s why we picked him.
“Atsu came on and did an unbelievable job considering how long he’s been out – what a performance he put in.
“He is chronically fatigued and we’ll have to see how his is.
“Then we’ve got Lascelles and Schär (with knocks), Almiron has got a sore ankle and, of course, Joelinton is still a little bit ginger with his groin.
“We’ll see how they all are again later this morning.”
An interesting selection lies ahead.
Whilst they aren’t eligible to play in the Premier League after not being included in the official 25 man squad, a number of additional players can play tonight.
Jack Colback, Jamie Sterry, Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet annd Rolando Aarons have not been sold or gone out on loan so far, so it is possible they could play some park.
However, Steve Bruce has indicated that none of the five are likely to start.
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