Joe Willock returned to the starting line-up for the first time since the 4-0 defeat against Manchester City in place of Sean Longstaff.
There were a few changes on the bench from the 1-1 draw against Watford last weekend with Javier Manquillo returning from suspension and Dwight Gayle back involved after recovering from Covid-19. Jeff Hendrick and Ciaran Clark were also involved on the bench.
NUFC line-up: Dubravka; Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Dummett; Shelvey, Willock, Joelinton, Fraser, Saint-Maximin; Wood
Subs: Darlow, Clark, Lewis, Hendrick, Manquillo, Murphy, Almiron, Gayle, Longstaff
Here's how fans reacted to the team news on social media…
@mark_tserkezie: “We need 5 goals for a point. Another just putting out same old same old. No legs on pitch wow!”
@LiamDowson_55: “HOW IS LASCELLES STILL GETTING IN THIS TEAM, WHAT IS HOWE SEEING IN HIM THAT IS GOOD?”
@Kyro_977: “At least Sean Longstaff is on the bench. Shame Saint-Maximin is not in his preferred position behind the striker and we’re not playing Murphy on the wing. I miss the days of Manquillo. I’d prefer to see Dummet as a CB and Manquillo as a LB.”
@jamespikaz: “So much negativity, are we back to the old days? Just get behind the team and push for a result and stop putting every player down, they can’t improve if their own fans won’t support them.”
@Axcrazy1: “That’s the collective groan when we see Lascelles picked and still has the armband.”