Confirmed Newcastle team v Sheffield United – Krafth, Shelvey, Murphy all start
The Newcastle United team v Sheffield United has just been confirmed.
Newcastle kicking off their match at St James Park on Wednesday night at 6pm.
Steve Bruce hoping to improve on a record of five wins and fifteen defeats (and seven draws) in the last twenty seven games.
Ahead of tonight’s match, Steve Bruce gave an update on the injury and fitness / availability front on Tuesday.
Fabian Schar will miss out in his third of three matches he is banned for, only able to play against Fulham in the very final game.
Whilst Callum Wilson, Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles are out for the season.
The club released training images on Monday which included Ryan Fraser and Isaac Hayden, raising hopes of a possible quick return.
However, Steve Bruce dashed those hopes, saying he can’t see either of them playing again this season and that neither has joined in with full training as yet.
Meanwhile, Elliot Anderson was also included in Monday’s training images but Steve Bruce says that was his first session in eight days due to a hip problem. Bruce doesn’t rule the teenager out but says he will be cautious. Surely no chance of him starting and Anderson making it seven NUFC players who definitely won’t be in the team that kicks off against Sheffield United.
The confirmed Newcastle team v Sheffield United:
Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez, Krafth, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
No changes from the team that lost to Manchester City.
Mark Gillespie, Ciaran Clark, Andy Carroll, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Javier Manquillo, Matty Longstaff, Dwight Gayle
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