After the shambles against Rochdale, Newcastle have an even trickier away game against Wolves next.

Steve Bruce’s side travel to Molineux with multiple players back from injury, but just how many of them will start for the Magpies?

Big changes in defence

Newcastle have two centre-backs available after injury, and they both should start. Bruce confirmed that Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett are available for selection, two players who were doing brilliantly before being struck down by injury.

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They should play in the back three alongside Federico Fernandez, with Clark taking up the role centre of the trio.

DeAndre Yedlin has a knee problem which could rule him out, so we expect Bruce to be cautious and go with Emil Krafth.

On the opposite flank, Jetro Willems is back from injury. The Dutchman will likely start, with Matt Ritchie watching on from the bench.


Sean Longstaff must offer more

With Jonjo Shelvey ruled out, it’s likely that Sean Longstaff will play in the middle alongside Isaac Hayden.

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Longstaff wasn’t great at Rochdale, and in the first half was totally outshone by his brother Matty. But we expect Sean to start, and he has a point to prove after being sent off last time against Wolves.

Joelinton out wide

The big talking point after Rochdale was Joelinton. It was an awful afternoon for the Brazilian, who felt the wrath of the travelling Toon Army.

But with limited options, Bruce has to start the number nine. However, he can protect him by playing him out wide as part of a front three.

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Joelinton should start on the right, with Miguel Almiron on the left, both tasked with creating chances for the big man Andy Carroll.

Predicted lineup to face Wolves: Dubravka; Fernandez, Clark, Dummett; Krafth, S.Longstaff, Hayden, Willems; Joelinton, Carroll, Almiron.

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