Steve Bruce praised by Newcastle United fans for fielding strong FA Cup line-up

No more injuries and FA Cup progress – Newcastle United fans aren't asking for a lot tonight against League One Rochdale.

Karl Darlow (via Martin Swinney).
Karl Darlow (via Martin Swinney).

Here's how Twitter reacted to Steve Bruce’s starting XI...

@NlCOLEROWS – “Can’t wait till we are reduced to 9 men when everyone gets injured.”

@RichWebber85 – “Joelinton hat-trick incoming.”

@toonpete85 – “Good to see Lascelles & Ritchie back in the XI.”

@Big_J316 – “Would so take finishing 17th and a run to the fa cup final.”

@MaintainSjp – “Fair play to Steve Bruce. The first #NUFC manager under MA to appear to properly give the FA Cup the respect it deserves.”

@GirlInMotion3 – “Stop whinging about #Darlow last thing we need is #Dubravka falling victim to the injury curse.”

@markyanderson91 – “Joelinton has to score tonight like, he has to put a performance in and has to literally put the shift in otherwise it’s going to be a huge battle for him to win anyone back over.”