Three Newcastle players that must be given a rare start vs. Burton Albion

Newcastle United moved a step closer to securing an instant return to the Premier League on Saturday, and they will look to take another big leap to the top flight when they host Burton Albion at St James’ Park tonight.

The Magpies went ten points clear of third-placed Huddersfield Town at the weekend as they beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 on Tyneside, while the Terriers lost 1-0 at home to the Brewers.

That gap was closed to eight points as Reading picked up all three points against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night, but Rafa Benitez’s men can extend that advantage to eleven points with a victory over Nigel Clough’s men.

The midweek clash will be the Toon’s 40th Championship match in what has been a long and arduous campaign, and Benitez may be tempted to make some changes to his starting line-up in order to keep his team fresh for the crucial run-in.

Here are THREE Newcastle players that must be given a rare start against Burton…