Confirmed NUFC team vs Leeds – Longstaff dropped & Willock handed recall by Howe

Following a frustrating 1-1 draw with Watford last weekend, we face a trip to Leeds United today in another huge game in our battle to beat the drop.

The team news has arrived ahead of the 3pm kick off at Elland Road, seeing us line up as follows:

STARTING 11: Dubravka – Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Dummett – Shelvey, Willock, Joelinton – Fraser, Wood, Saint-Maximin.

SUBS: Darlow, Clark, Lewis, Manquillo, Hendrick, Longstaff, Murphy, Almiron, Gayle.

So, Eddie Howe has made just one change, seeing Sean Longstaff be replaced by Joe Willock in the middle of the park.

Ciaran Clark, Dwight Gayle and Jeff Hendrick have returned to the squad (at the expense of Gillespie, Anderson and Krafth), with Matt Ritchie (knee), Callum Wilson (calf), Isaac Hayden (knee) and Federico Fernandez (thigh) all absent through injury.

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For the hosts, here’s the side Marcelo Bielsa has selected, seeing the likes of Bamford, Phillips, Cooper, Forshaw and Firpo miss out:

Leeds XI: Meslier – Ayling, Struijk, Llorente, Dallas – Raphinha, Koch, Klich, Harrison – Rodrigo – James

HOWAY THE LADS!

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

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