09 November 2019 18:41
Opinion Which 11 players would you select in the Newcastle team v Bournemouth? Vote now Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon? We have put together a list of the 22 players who could potentially be selected for this game. Bournemouth potentially going as high as fifth if they win, whilst victory for Newcastle would see at last with a little daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. When talking about the injury/fitness situation on Friday, Head Coach Steve Bruce said that there were three players definitely ruled out.
Steve Bruce speaking to BBC Newcastle: "Matt Ritchie has had a bit of a setback, which we're uneasy about. "We thought he was fit and getting ready for the game last Saturday and, unfortunately, pulled up. "Fabian Schar – it's a bit early for him. "It's still a little bit early for Lejeune but we're delighted with his progress. "He has come through another week and played at Aston Villa (for the under 23s) on Monday for 70 minutes.
The only other player definitely not involved being Sean Longstaff, the midfielder serving the second game of a three match suspension picked up due to a red card against Wolves. So can Steve Bruce's eleven get the victory needed to take NUFC a little bit further away from the relegation zone? Newcastle United host AFC Bournemouth at St James's Park today. Can United follow up their remarkable attacking show at West Ham United with something similar on home turf this afternoon? Our writers Miles Starforth, Liam Kennedy and Jordan Cronin are at the game this afternoon, providing all the build up, team news, match updates and reaction from SJP.