Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Who Could Be Knock, Knock, Knocking on Bruce's Door? Boss Ready for Change

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Who Could Be Knock, Knock, Knocking on Bruce's Door? Boss Ready for Change

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Byline: LEE RYDER Chief Newcastle writer lee.ryder@reachplc.com @lee_ryder

STEVE Bruce hinted that he could make a host of changes for Newcastle United's crunch home game with Manchester United.

The Toon boss has already used three different formations this season and may even need a further rethink for the visit of his old side the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon.

Straight after the game, Bruce said: "There are people I haven't seen play yet and waiting patiently, I will look at them in next week or so."

Here are the players that could be knocking on his door this week.

KARL DARLOW The former Nottingham Forest keeper has been told to bide his time and the early League cup exit hasn't help his case.

Martin Dubravka is massively popular and was left exposed at times against Leicester City.

YEDLIN injection the counter the dealing odd crisis But if Darlow can't get a chance after such a heavy Lee defeat, he may well feel there is not point in staying at the club.

That will be the case he will make to Bruce.

Darlow has stepped in after a storm before when he replaced Matz Sels but Dubravka is proven quality.

DEANDRE YEDLIN The USA international played his first 16 minutes of the season after a summer of rehab.

Emil Krafth is still finding his feet in the Premier League and Javier Manquillo got his chance against Brighton.

Yedlin offers an injection of pace on the counter and has the experience of dealing with the odd crisis in Toon after three years here.

He could be the dependable character that is needed against Man United.

experience of with the in Toon Ryder FEDERICO FERNANDEZ The Argentina international was signed by Rafa Benitez and helped churn out some points last season.

He has the experience and will relish a chance against Man United.

Whether Bruce would be brave enough to axe skipper Jamaal Lascelles - which Benitez has in the past - is another matter. …

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