Newcastle United line-up vs Tranmere: Martin Dubravka left out as Eddie Howe names 10 changes

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Newcastle United’s line-up to face Tranmere Rovers - including starting XI and substitutes.

Eddie Howe has made 10 changes to his Newcastle United starting XI for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash at Tranmere Rovers.

Karl Darlow starts in goal with Martin Dubravka and Nick Pope absent from the matchday squad. Mark Gillespie is back up for the night.

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In defence, Emil Krafth and Matt Targett return at full-back with Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett named as the centre-back pairing.

Joe Willock is the only player to start from Sunday’s 3-3 draw against Premier League champions Manchester City.

Elliot Anderson makes his first senior start for the club and Sean Longstaff makes his first start of the 2022-23 season.

The same goes for the front - Matt Ritchie, Chris Wood and Jacob Murphy.

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Howe hinted at changes during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

He said: “Yeah I think there will be changes to the team but I believe in the squad that we have.

“A lot of the players are 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 the mentality has to be right from the group.

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“We have to realise that these games are very important and we’re desperate to go through.”

Newcastle United XI: Karl Darlow, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Matt Targett, Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson, Matt Ritchie, Jacob Murphy, Chris Wood.

Subs: Mark Gillespie, Kieran Trippier, Sven Botman, Joelinton, Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes.

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