Which 11 players would you select in the Newcastle team v Aston Villa? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Aston Villa on Monday night?
We have put together a list of the 23 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Aston Villa currently only one place above the relegation zone but would go one point behind Newcastle with a win.
Whilst with things so tight (three points separating fifth and fifteenth) Newcastle should go top half if picking up three points.
When talking about the injury/fitness situation on Friday, Head Coach Steve Bruce said that there were three players definitely ruled out (including Sean Longstaff who is suspended).
Steve Bruce speaking to BBC Newcastle:
“With the momentum, you’re always looking for the next game.
“It seems an even longer wait until Monday – it’s bad enough waiting until Saturday – but it lets all the players get back from internationals, like Almiron – who’s been half way round the world, again.
“Lejeune is close.
“He’s played in two (reserve) games, he’s trained – he will be in consideration.
“Schar will be in consideration, too – if he comes through the rest of the week.
“Ritchie is still not right.
“We have got a slight doubt about Ciaran Clark, who came on for the second half (on Monday, for Ireland), and played their first game.
“He’s nicked a hamstring, slightly.
“We think he’s going to be OK… but we’ll see how he is.”
So Lascelles and Ritchie are ruled out, whilst Ciaran Clark is a doubt but we have included him.
So can Steve Bruce’s eleven get the victory needed to take NUFC to three wins in a row?
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