Welcome one and all to our ‘Game On’ article which this afternoon will take us through every twist and turn of Norwich City’s visit to St James’ Park.
Newcastle are looking for their first win in four which will go some way to avenging the 4-2 defeat suffered at Carrow Road earlier on in the season.
However it won’t be easy. Norwich work hard, they run at everything and will offer their own threat. They are all but safe in the Premier League and, like us, are at a kind of crossroads in terms of their season. A positive result and they can start looking at finishing in the top half of the table whilst a defeat will probably consign them to being happy enough with how things have gone thus far.
Newcastle meanwhile are looking for the points themselves in an attempt to get back on track and reignite a promising Premier League campaign which has started to fall off the tracks. Don’t get me wrong, all teams have a dip in form as some point in the season, but ours seems to have come at completely the wrong time. Three points in this game would do nicely thank you very much!
Anyway that’s enough pre-amble as there is already enough of that knocking about in the form of NUFC_stats impressive ‘Stat Attack’ and my very own match preview. Why not give them both a read if you haven’t already done so?
Team news is below and will be updated as and when it becomes available.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, James Perch, Hatem Ben Arfa, Danny Guthrie, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse
Subs: Rob Elliot, Davide Santon, Mehdi Abeid, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Ryan Donaldson, Shola Ameobi
Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Ward, Whitbread, Drury, Elliott Bennett, Pilkington, Howson, Fox, Surman, Morison
Subs: Steer, Martin, Johnson, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Hoolahan.