Newcastle United expected starting XI vs Tranmere: Seven players handed first starts of 22-23 campaign

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Newcastle United’s expected starting XI to take on Tranmere Rovers in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Eddie Howe is expected to make a number of changes to his Newcastle United starting XI for the visit to Tranmere Rovers this evening.

The Magpies are still fresh from an enormous physical effort against Manchester City, where they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with the Premier League champions on Sunday.

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While Howe has vowed to take the cup competitions seriously this season, squad rotation is a certainty at Prenton Park in what is a busy schedule coming up.

“Yeah, I think there will be changes to the team but I believe in the squad that we have,” Howe said during his pre-match press conference. “The players fighting to play in the Premier League are outstanding players, individuals and characters.

“I’ve got no doubts about freshening the team up and bringing players in. It’s more that the mentality has to be right from the group. We have to realise that these games are very important and we’re desperate to go through.”

Here, NewcastleWorld predicts the Newcastle United starting XI Howe will name to face Tranmere in the second round of the Carabao Cup:

GK: Martin Dubravka

RB: Emil Krafth

CB: Jamaal Lascelles

CB: Paul Dummett

LB: Javier Manquillo

CM: Sean Longstaff

CM: Joe Willock

CM: Elliot Anderson

RW: Jacob Murphy

LW: Matt Ritchie

ST: Chris Wood

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