Newcastle United travel to Leeds United – and here our writer Jordan Cronin predicts Eddie Howe’s starting XI.
Eddie Howe’s side are looking to bounce back from the disappointing home draw with Watford and clinch only their second win of the campaign at Elland Road.
Any victory will boost the club’s survival hopes, and restore a bit of optimism and positivity ahead of a big week in the transfer window.
Who will Howe turn to in his line-up?
Here, our writer Jordan Cronin predicts the starting XI Howe will name – featuring one change and a system tweak:
1. GK: Martin Dubravka
For the first time in his Newcastle career, a few fans have begun to have doubts over Dubravka. The Slovakian, however, remains the club's best goalkeeper. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Photo: Stu Forster
2. RWB: Kieran Trippier
Trippier has impressed since his arrival from Atletico Madrid with his class on and off the pitch. Indeed, right wing back is where Trippier played most of his career in Spain. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Photo: Stu Forster
3. CB: Fabian Schar
Schar has shown throughout his Newcastle career that he is better suited in a back five, rather than a four, as it allows him most time and room on the ball. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Photo: Stu Forster
4. CB: Jamaal Lascelles
Many supporters felt Lascelles was at fault as Joao Pedro got above him to head home a late equaliser for Watford. A difficult campaign for him to say the least, but he remains the club's skipper. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Photo: Stu Forster