Newcastle are finally back in Premier League action as they welcome Huddersfield Town to St James’ Park.

The Magpies are back from their warm-weather training camp, having drew with CSKA Moscow 1-1 last Saturday.

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Our form picked up after the trip last year, and Rafa Benitez will be hoping it has the same impact. But how will his side line up against bottom of the league Huddersfield?

Faith in Dubravka

Our last Premier League game saw Martin Dubravka at the centre of the action. The goalkeeper looked at fault for Wolves’ late equaliser, but replays showed that we probably should have been given a free kick.

Dubravka did receive some criticism after the game, but there is no way he won’t start against the Terriers. He is our best goalkeeper, and won’t let a little mishap detract from what has been a fantastic year as a Newcastle player.

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The three centre-backs should remain the same, and Matt Ritchie is looking better and better each passing game he plays as left wing-back.

DeAndre Yedlin was very poor against Wolves, but will probably retain his place over Javi Manquillo.

Hayden and Longstaff to continue

The talk before Wolves was about who would start in centre-midfield.

Benitez decided against changing things, sticking with Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff. After another strong performance, it’s hard to see the manager making a change to his midfield, despite the returns of Mo Diame, Ki Sung-Yueng and Jonjo Shelvey.

Almiron to start?

Fans will be praying that Miguel Almiron starts the game.

He looked exciting in his brief appearance against Wolves, and hopefully will get the nod. But who should he play instead of?

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Ayoze Perez has picked up in recent weeks, so Christian Atsu should be the one to make way. While the Ghanaian’s renaissance has been impressive, his form has dipped lately, and he should be replaced by our new record signing.

The arrival of Almiron should excite Salomon Rondon, who will have a bit extra creativity behind him.

Predicted lineup to face Huddersfield: Dubravka; Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune; Yedlin, Hayden, Longstaff, Ritchie; Almiron, Perez, Rondon.

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