Newcastle United fans were already teased by the social media admin who Tweeted a picture of Kieran Trippier arriving at St James’ Park ahead of the game. And now, it will be a first start for the England international.
The right-back arrived from Champions League side Atletico Madrid earlier this week and the fans were desperate to see the new man in action sooner rather than later.
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Their wish has been granted as he is in Eddie Howe’s starting eleven for this afternoon’s FA Cup tie. The fans will be hoping for a good run in the competition to try and help catapult their league form. Winning breeds winning after all. And, they conveyed their joy in the replies to the team news Tweet…
What the Newcastle fans said
“That’s a strong line up.” @adamLynch93
“HE’S ONLY STARTING!” @Joe_NUFC_
“Love Howe, sticking Trippier straight in, no messing.” @alex87pearson
“TRIPPIER GET IN!” @12alexcooper
“Wow what a team” @KierenW6
“Some of our fans man. All these years always moaned we never took the cups seriously. Finally have a manager who’s showing serious intent and clearly wants a cup run and people still complaining . Just back the boys!” @Ihsaan32cricket
Clearly the fans are buzzing to see him starting team after the rumours finally came true this week. You can see why too, it’s been a gloomy season so far for the Toon Army, languishing in the drop zone of the Premier League at the moment. The January transfer window and a new competition can feel like a fresh slate for the Magpies as they look to salvage their season.
Regardless of the team Howe selected today, you’d imagine that Newcastle would have far too much for Cambridge United. So Howe going strong may be a small surprise, but form is needed for the first team as soon as possible.
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