Newcastle United strongest starting XI & bench after January as new signing misses out - gallery

Newcastle United’s strongest starting XI and bench following the closure of the January transfer window.

Following the closure of the January transfer window, Newcastle United’s squad for the 2022-23 Premier League campaign is complete.

Having signed Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak last summer, Eddie Howe further bolstered his squad with the arrivals of Anthony Gordon and Harrison Ashby.

Gordon, a £45million signing from Everton, made his debut against Ashby’s former club West Ham United on Saturday, and certainly caught the eye during his 20-minute cameo.

But how does Gordon’s arrival impact the Magpies’ ‘strongest starting XI’?

Our writer Jordan Cronin has selected his strongest line-up and substitutes, which, by his own admission, includes some very tough and perhaps debatable calls:

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