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Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy will be back at square one if axed v Wolves

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Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy will be back at square one if axed v Wolves

Newcastle United host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday in the Premier League and should be buoyed by their draw away to Everton in the last match.

The Magpies enjoyed success even with a couple of fringe players in the starting XI and attacker Jacob Murphy was one of those who impressed on his return to the side.

Murphy assisted Salomon Rondon’s goal with his cross in the 1-1 draw and was lively throughout in wide areas.

The 23-year-old left-winger has failed to cement his spot in the team so far this campaign, but sent out a massage with his positive display and his pace in wide areas is a major plus.

 

But the English attacker could be back at square one if he’s axed against Wolves after such a promising display and it would be a sickening blow.

 (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Manager Rafael Benitez will welcome back senior pair Matt Ritchie and Kenedy at the weekend, who are the usual suspects on the wing.

Ritchie is expected to come back on the right flank after his suspension, while Brazilian Kenedy is available for selection again after an injury comeback.

There could be room to perhaps experiment with Murphy in a more central role and he would surely just love to be out on the pitch.

Murphy is still yet to justify his £12million (Sky Sports) price tag since he made the switch to St James’ Park and the weekend will go a long way to seeing if Benitez is prepared to give him a run in the side.

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