'Resignation letter selection' - Newcastle United fans aren't happy with Steve Bruce's team to face West Brom

Steve Bruce has named his Newcastle United starting XI to face West Brom this afternoon.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 1:29 pm
Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle United, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on February 27, 2021.

Win or draw and the Magpies will again prevent Fulham from climbing out the Premier League bottom three, but defeat opens the door for Scott Parker’s men, who take on Liverpool this afternoon.

The Magpies are without key trio Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron.

Newcastle United starting XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Hendrick, Fraser, Joelinton.

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And fans were quick to react to the news on social media – here’s what YOU said on Twitter:

MasonNUFC_: “Oh no... HAAHHAHAHAHA that is shocking.”

@bethmann99: “Forget about everything that has happened this week. Go out there and get a result for the fans!! 3 points is vital today!!”

@Mark74NUFC: “That’s worse than the Gullit “resignation letter” selection.”

@DaveNUFCWhite: “So much worse than I was expecting, even with the injuries. Fraser literally the only competent forward thinker in that line up. Hopefully it’s enough to see off West Brom but I ain’t holding my breath.”

@Carrollsinger: “Called it! Hendrick playing defensive with lone striker Joelinton. Well played Bruce well played.”

@LeeJane23579390: “Playing for a draw isn’t going to work!”

@JimmyNailsTales: “Where are the goals in that team? Howay man!”

@AngelNUFC: “Krafth/Hendrick LOL Should have been Ritchie at full-back and Murphy on the wing.”

@AndySykes9: “What is the point if Hendrick in this team? What does he bring or do? Absolutely nothing, id play the entire bench over him apart from the keeper, not an exaggeration. Anderson should be starting IMO, if not now then when?”