If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tomorrow night, who would you pick for the game against Maritimo? Does Papiss Cisse start despite his lack of form? Does Jonas Gutierrez play after shaking off an injury? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Elliot

Simpson Coloccini S. Taylor Ferguson

Gutierrez Bigirimana Anita Sa. Ameobi

Cisse Sh. Ameobi

I’d go with a strong team to see off the Portuguese side and give us some much needed confidence tomorrow night. The likes of Sammy Ameobi, Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson are good enough to gain experience from the start of the game whilst also getting the job done. Mix them in with the steel of Anita, the two centre backs and the two main strikers and we should be OK against a side with nothing to play for.

It’s a pity Adam Campbell is injured or he could well have been in line for a start as Shola has a slight knock, although should be able to play enough of a part to have his usual impact.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and have your say!

By Chief Sports Writer, Marley Anderson

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  1. Jericho

    Krul – Anita, Taylor, Coloccini, Ferguson – Obertan/Marveuax, Gutierrez, Bigirimana, Sammy – Cisse, Shola (Xisco)

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