Is This Rafa’s Team To Beat Huddersfield – One Change
6:13 pm, Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 32 Comments
Rafa said early this afternoon he had been pleased with Dwight Gayle in training over the last three days and that he has looked good and seems to have his confidence back and he’s in the squad for the game at Huddersfield tomorrow.
It’s not clear if Rafa will start Dwight tomorrow but we think he will, because one of the positives for Newcastle is that he will cause some concern for the Huddersfield defense, especially on the counter attack.
That may leave some other players unmarked who could potentially get some chances to score.
Dwight Gayle – could start tomorrow
All our players did well at Brighton so here’s the team we think Rafa will start tomorrow afternoon in the late kickoff game.
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Richie Diame Atsu
It was a toss-up as to who starts on the left wing between Gouffran and Atsu but both players should make an appearance in tomorrow’s game.
We are keeping Jack Colback in there with Shelvey in central midfield because of his experience, but there is a chance Rafa could try the fit-again Vurnon Anita there – or maybe Vurnon could come in at right-back and give Yedlin a rest.
If Gayle doesn’t start then Rafa could give a rare start to Daryl Murphy who looked good on Tuesday night, but it really depends on what Rafa’s game plan is for the in-form Terriers.
What would your team be for tomorrow’s very tough game?