Newcastle United hit with illness blow as six players ruled out v Man City

Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson

Newcastle United have made a remarkable TEN changes to their side who won 8-0 at Sheffield United at the weekend for the visit of Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.

Youngster Lewis Miley is handed his first Magpies’ start, while Joelinton has made a surprise comeback from injury to be named on the left of a three-man frontline.

Paul Dummett and Jamaal Lascelles are handed their first starts of the season at centre-half, while summer signings Lewis Hall and Tino Livramento are also thrown into the starting XI.

Nick Pope is the only Newcastle survivor from their weekend win.

However, a number of key players are missing from the 20-man matchday squad - and here’s why.

Dan Burn had been expected to play centre-half, like he did in the third round game v Crystal Palace last year and against Brighton earlier this season, however an illness keeps him sidelined.

After his weekend exploits it’s expected Callum Wilson has been rested for the encounter, so too has Sean Longstaff, so integral to Newcastle’s recent upturn in fortunes.

Newcastle £63million duo Harvey Barnes and Joe Willock are long-term injury absentees, with the former expected to be out for months with a toe injury.