A home game against Stoke is on the agenda today as United look to bounce back from Derby day defeat last weekend.
And with it being Halloween Steve McClaren will be hoping that he isn’t left looking like a pumpkin at the full time whistle!
The last time we played a game on the day of Halloween was in fact against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium with Newcastle running out 3-1 victims courtesy of a Demba Ba treble. A repeat of that will be most welcome as the home side look to start putting some points on the board and some daylight between us and the bottom of the table.
The match preview went up earlier and can be viewed here. It details all the stuff you need to know ahead of the game including injuries, suspension, transfers out, some stats and facts and a look at the history of the fixture.
We’re also still running our competition where you have guess where a goal is going to be scored. It’s now open to a second round of letter picks just in case there is an irregularity with the first selections! You can view that here.
Team news I will endeavour to deliver as soon as it becomes available but there is always inevitably someone who beats me to it and posts it in the ‘comments’ section below so have a look there shortly after 2pm and you’ll find it. The same is also true of internet streams.
I touched on this in the match preview but again I firmly believe we’re playing much better football. We now need to start picking up the points to match it. Hopefully starting today.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Rob Elliot, Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett, Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tiote, Gerginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic
Subs: Freddie Woodman, Jamal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Siem de Jong, Papiss Cisse
Stoke: Jack Butland, Glen Johnson, Ryan Shawcross, Philipp Wollscheid, Eric Pieters, Xherdan Shaqiri, Glenn Whelan, Charlie Adam, Amrko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic, Jonathan Walters
Subs: Jakob Haugaard, Stephen Ireland, Marc Wilson, Ibrahim Afellay, Marco Van Ginkel, Mame Biram Diouf, Peter Crouch