Newcastle predicted lineup vs AC Milan: Eddie Howe NEEDS a Champions League triumph

As Eddie Howe prepares to host Stefano Pioli's side in the Champions League, here's the Newcastle predicted lineup vs AC Milan...
AC Milan v Newcastle United FC: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
AC Milan v Newcastle United FC: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages
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CM - Sean Longstaff: Although the weekend's result against Spurs wasn't one to write home about, it was positive to see Longstaff come off the bench. He's been one of our best players this season so his injury was one of Eddie Howe's biggest blows. Since he didn't start at the weekend, he should be ready to go in this match.

Miley is good, but Longstaff is the man for the big occasion like this.

CM - Bruno Guimaraes: Adding more quality to the midfield will be Bruno Guimaraes who was signed for crunching matches like this. Bruno G has been one of the standout Champions League performers this season so he will be more motivated than most to reach the knockout stages. That said, he will put in a great midfield performance and hope it transcends with his teammates.

CM - Joelinton: He scored a consolation goal at the weekend but if it only serves as a confidence boost for the versatile Brazilian, then it was a goal worth scoring. He has played well in the last few weeks, so he will hope to continue his scoring momentum and put the Magpies ahead in this match.