Liam Kennedy's Newcastle United starting XI for Aston Villa – with FOUR controversial players dropped from the Magpies' side
For me, the system would be tweaked and personnel changes would be drastic with two season-defining games on the horizon for Newcastle United.
The Magpies take on Aston Villa at St James’ Park this evening and then face a trip to Premier League relegation rivals Brighton and Hove Albion next weekend.
But, in putting this team together, I’ve taken into consideration that I do not believe, in all likelihood, Steve Bruce and Graeme Jones will alter the system and approach they implemented in recent weeks, which has, to some degrees, seen a very slight upturn in performance.
So I’ve stuck with the 4-3-3 with the false nine and split strikers, despite calling for a change in that department earlier this week.
Still, I have decided to bin some players who have struggled for United of late – and one or two of them are controversial calls, which I do not believe Bruce will make.