Newcastle United line-up versus Brighton: Sven Botman makes full debut as key man drops out

Eddie Howe has named his Newcastle United starting XI to face Brighton and Hove Albion.

Newcastle United defender Sven Botman.Newcastle United defender Sven Botman.
Newcastle United defender Sven Botman.

Sven Botman starts for Newcastle United against Brighton and Hove Albion - as Matt Targett is ruled out through injury.

The Netherlands defender makes his full debut at the Amex Stadium to partner Fabian Schar at the heart of the defence.

Dan Burn drops into left-back against his former club in Targett’s absence, who is ruled out with a dead leg sustained in the opening day win over Nottingham Forest.

Jamaal Lascelles returns to the bench after withdrawing minutes before the Forest kick-off. Javier Manquillo also features in the matchday squad for the first time this season.

Newcastle United starting XI: Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Joe Willock, Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin. Subs: Martin Dubravka, Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, Javier Manquillo, Chris Wood, Jacob Murphy, Elliot Anderson, Sean Longstaff.