Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Watford? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Watford on Saturday afternoon?
We have put together a list of the 19 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Newcastle United and Steve Bruce looking to follow up last weekend’s Premier League win over Tottenham to make it six points from a possible 12, plus get over the (usual) disappointment of exiting the League Cup at the first hurdle.
When talking about injuries/fitness on Friday the NUFC head coach said 11 players were concerns, too greater or lesser degrees.
The Mag – Friday 31 August 2019:
Dwight Gayle – ‘Doesn’t seem to be getting any better’ and he visited a specialist on Thursday.
Andy Carroll – ‘Hopefully somewhere near’ by end of international break in mid-September.
Florian Lejuene – Still recovering from his operation.
DeAndre Yedlin – Now back in training after his operation but won’t be ready for Watford.
Emil Krafth – Struggling for Watford after injury/knock against Leicester and will be assessed later on Friday.
Jetro Willems – Struggling for Watford after injury/knock against Leicester and will be assessed later on Friday.
Allan Saint-Maximin – Out for another five weeks or so after the Head Coach rushed him back too early against Tottenham.
Matt Ritchie – ‘A horror tackle (on Wednesday night) and not great news. We think maybe two months as there is ankle ligament damage as well as bruises and cuts. He (Ritchie) is angry, disappointed and frustrated.”
Miguel Almiron – ‘Has a bit of a problem with ankle’ but will be available against Watford if gets through training ok today.
Joelinton and Jamaal Lascelles – Steve Bruce says he hopes both will come through training without any further issues today.
The net result being six players definitely ruled out: Lejeune, Yedlin, Gayle, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin and Carroll.
Whilst Almiron, Krafth, Willems, Joelinton and Lascelles would be ok if not suffering any negative reaction yesterday.
So those last five have been included in the list of options below.
Pick your 11 players below:
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