Confirmed Newcastle team v Manchester City – Joelinton, Almiron, Saint-Maximin all start
The Newcastle United team v Manchester City has just been confirmed.
Newcastle kicking off their match at St James Park on Friday night at 8pm.
Steve Bruce hoping to improve on a record of five wins and fourteen defeats (and seven draws) in the last twenty six games.
Ahead of Friday’s match, Steve Bruce gave an update on the injury and fitness front.
The Head Coach revealing that seven Newcastle players miss this Manchester City game.
Fabian Schar will miss out in his second of the three matches he is banned for, only able to play against Fulham in the very final game.
Elliot Anderson has a hip injury and is set to miss the rest of the season.
Whilst Karl Darlow, Ryan Fraser, Isaac Hayden and Jamaal Lascelles are all still ruled out with ongoing injury / fitness issues.
Making it up to the seven mark, Steve Bruce says that Callum Wilson actually isn’t too bad as hamstring injuries usually go, just out for two or three weeks. However, that coinciding with the last couple of weeks of the season.
The confirmed Newcastle team v Manchester City:
Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez, Krafth, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
One change from the win at Leicester.
Mark Gillespie, Ciaran Clark, Andy Carroll, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Javier Manquillo, Matty Longstaff, Dwight Gayle
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