Newcastle United are in Carabao Cup action tonight away to Morecambe, with Steve Bruce set to make changes to his side.
Bruce made TEN changes for the second round win over Blackburn Rovers and despite the disappointment at the weekend, he admits he is again committed to switching things up at the Mazuma Stadium.
The likes of Mark Gillespie, DeAndre Yedlin, Emil Krafth, Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Matt Ritchie, Dan Barlaser and Miguel Almiron all expected to start.
This is Liam Kennedy’s predicted line-up.
1. Mark Gillespie (gk)
Steve Bruce is set to hand summer signing Mark Gillespie another chance in goal for Newcastle United this evening away at Morecambe.
2. DeAndre Yedlin (rb)
Yedlin is expected to start this evening's game. Bruce said: "We’re asking the players to do a hell of a lot in a short period of time after a lockdown and the lack of a pre-season. The game management of a few is going to be critical. We will certainly make changes."
3. Emil Krafth (def)
Bruce is set to revamp his defensive options for the game tonight. He added: “There’s an opportunity there. At this particular moment we’ve go two or three who are injured and coming back, so I’ve got a big enough and good enough squad to be able to rotate. A cup final wouldn’t be the same without the supporters, but we’ll try our best."
4. Ciaran Clark (defence)
Ciaran Clark is set to start tonight. Bruce said: “We all have to look at the situation and have a bit of rotation. Now, we’ve got a squad of players where we’re able to pick a different XI. We’ll pick a team I hope is going to be good enough and strong enough to get us into the next round."
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