Newcastle host Southampton at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon, in search of their first win of the season.
The Magpies have been disappointing in current weeks, twice letting a lead slip on the opening day to ultimately lose 4-2 to West Ham after which falling to a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on matchday two. The strain is already mounting on Steve Bruce.
Southampton, alternatively, do have a degree on the board – a effectively earned one at that. The Saints head into Saturday’s sport having bounced again from a matchday one 3-1 defeat at Everton to attract 1-1 with Manchester United.
This is who Steve Bruce might line up for his or her match towards Southampton.
Freddie Woodman (GK) – Bruce’s first and second selection goalkeepers are out, so Woodman ought to maintain his place between the sticks and make simply his third Premier League look.
Fabian Schar (CB) – Demonstrated his high quality with a wonderful Euro 2020 marketing campaign for Switzerland however wants to enhance his type within the Premier League.
Jamaal Lascelles (CB) – The captain had a horrible outing at Villa Park, however he is the chief of the pack and can begin as soon as once more.
Federico Fernandez (CB) – Hasn’t been a perfect begin to the season for the Argentine however he is a most well-liked choice beneath Bruce, having performed 56 Premier League video games within the earlier two seasons.
Jacob Murphy (RWB) – A clearly gifted participant that is set to interrupt out at Newcastle sooner moderately than later.
Miguel Almiron (CM) – One of many Magpies’ inventive sparks, the entire aspect look to him for inspiration at instances – the followers shall be praying he delivers on Saturday.
Sean Longstaff (CM) – Might be in line for a primary begin of the marketing campaign after changing the injured Isaac Hayden at Aston Villa final weekend.
Joe Willock (CM) – Simply the truth that he was gunning to interrupt an Alan Shearer scoring report on his second Newcastle debut tells you all it’s essential learn about Willock’s place on the membership. He did not break it, however nonetheless.
Matt Ritchie (LWB) – Has began the season effectively individually, creating the second most possibilities (9) amongst Premier League gamers throughout the primary two matchdays – solely Trent Alexander-Arnold has created extra.
Allan Saint-Maximin (ST) – A world beater on his day. Undoubtedly one among Newcastle’s most important males.
Callum Wilson (ST) – Has already bagged one purpose this marketing campaign and must shoulder a lot of the goalscoring burden on this squad all through the remainder of the season too.