Three Newcastle United players that deserve to be dropped v Birmingham
Newcastle United will be looking to end a run of two matches without a win to further cement their place in the automatic promotion spots when they face Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Saturday.
A 3-1 home defeat by Fulham last time out followed a goalless draw against another play-off hopeful in Reading, which has seen their advantage to third-placed Huddersfield Town cut to just six points.
With nine games of the season remaining, Rafa Benitez will know that his side need to keep putting points on the board, and that the performance against the Cottagers last weekend wasn’t good enough.
The Spaniard could choose to make changes to his starting XI at St Andrew’s, and there are certainly some individuals that will be fearing for their spot in the side.
Here are three Newcastle players that deserve to be dropped for the trip to the Midlands on Saturday…