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Confirmed Newcastle team v Crystal Palace – Krafth, Fraser, ASM, Wilson all start

1 month ago
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The Newcastle team v Crystal Palace has just been confirmed.

Newcastle kicking off their match at Selhurst Park at 3pm.

Graeme Jones and his team looking to bounce back from starting the season with a nightmare six defeats and three draws under Steve Bruce.

Ahead of today’s match, Graeme Jones gave an update on the injury and fitness / availability front on Friday.

Martin Dubravka is still out, following surgery for a broken metatarsal.

Paul Dummett is another who is still unavailable with his latest injury.

Elliot Anderson injured and Shelvey suspended.

The confirmed Newcastle team v Crystal Palace:

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Wilson

IN:

Krafth, Fraser

OUT:

Willock, Joelinton

So two changes but not what most people were expecting in this side overall!

Looks very much as though Graeme Jones has gone with a back five and Krafth joining Lascelles and Clark in the middle of defence. Ritchie should hopefully benefit as he was definitely struggling defensively as a left-back.

No space for Willock or Almiron…

I think this team selection is screaming ‘tighten it up at the back’ and hopefully it can at least deliver on that front.

If needing / looking for a goal later on and/or more of an attacking emphasis, hopefully Jones will be quicker than Bruce in utilising the likes of Gayle, Willock and Almiron off the bench.

Subs:

Gillespie, Schar, Joelinton, Lewis, Hendrick, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Gayle

You can compare Graeme Jones’ selection to this fan’s choice of Newcastle team v Crystal Palace that we featured HERE.

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