Down at the Football Transfer Tavern today our Newcastle fans are discussing which two fringe players should be given the chance to get some much needed minutes under their belts.
After Jonjo Shelvey’s red card at the weekend, Newcastle struggled to cope with 10 men against a tough Tottenham Hotspur side, eventually conceding two goals.
Benitez has yet to dip his toe fully into the transfer market due to funds not being available, although 6 new faces have arrived at St. James’ Park and with the suspended Shelvey missing in the coming weeks, a midfield place is up for grabs for a player wanting to make an impression.
Newcastle will be wanting to get their season goal tally off the mark away at Huddersfield this weekend. In the Premier League, the fight for first season survival relays on having a forward that can score goals, our landlord nods his head towards a striker they already have within their ranks with Premier League experience already under his belt.
Our punters will be hoping for a similar away result to last season’s 3-1 victory.
Hopefully, these two players can come into the side and make the difference…