Team news: Bruce rings changes ahead of Carabao Cup tie
Steve Bruce has made nine changes to Newcastle United's starting XI ahead of this evening's Carabao Cup second round tie against Burnley (kick-off 7.45pm BST).
The Magpies host the Clarets at St. James' Park for a place in the third round of the competition but goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and captain Jamaal Lascelles are the only figures who maintain their places from Saturday's Premier League defeat at Aston Villa.
In front of Woodman contains a five-man defence, with Emil Krafth and Ciaran Clark - who both started on the opening day of the 2021/22 season against West Ham United - partnering Lascelles at the heart of Newcastle's backline.
Steve Bruce has a number of attacking options to deploy from the bench if needed, including Joe Willock, Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin, who has scored in his last two league appearances against the Clarets.
Mark Gillespie, who made his Magpies debut in last year's Carabao Cup win over Blackburn Rovers, is also named on the bench as a back-up goalkeeper.