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The NUFC fans choice of Newcastle team v Sheffield United

5 months ago
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We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Sheffield United?

We put together a list of the 21 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game.

Newcastle looking to improve on a record of only five wins in their last twenty seven matches (all competitions), with only two wins in the last twelve Premier League games at St James Park.

Ahead of Wednesday’s match, Steve Bruce gave an update on the injury and fitness front.

The Head Coach revealing that seven Newcastle players wouldn’t be able to start this Sheffield United match.

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.

So this means we listed 21 Newcastle United players for you to choose from.

This is how the fans’ Newcastle team v Sheffield United looks with the percentage votes rounded up/down to nearest whole number for each of the 21 players.

100% Dubravka

98% Willock

95% Saint-Maximin

95% Ritchie

94% Dummett

90% Fernandez

88% Almiron

85% Murphy

65% Clark

54% Joelinton

42% Sean Longstaff

First eleven choices above, then the rest below:

38% Shelvey

36% Krafth

35% Matty Longstaff

29% Manquillo

24% Gayle

17% Lewis

17% Carroll

2% Atsu

0% Gillespie

0% Hendrick

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