Steve Bruces makes FOUR changes to his Newcastle United starting XI
Steve Bruce has made FOUR changes for Newcastle United's visit to Turf Moor.
Bruce's side, 11th in the Premier League with 22 points, take on 13th-placed Burnley this afternoon looking to make it three wins in a row.
Bruce, without injured quartet Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey and Ciaran Clark, has recalled Andy Carroll, Christian Atsu, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar to his starting XI. Carroll will captain the team.
“With muscle injuries, I don't think you can take that risk,” said United’s head coach. “If at all they are struggling, you can't risk it. If they pulled up and then they're out for a month, six weeks, we'll all look stupid, so we'll err on the side of caution, even though we've got a few problems.”
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Schar, Dummett, Willems; Atsu, S Longstaff, Hayden, Joelinton; Carroll. Subs: Elliot, Gayle, Muto, Krafth, Lejeune, Yedlin, M Longstaff.