We’re boosted by the return of three key players this evening, but should Sam Allardyce throw them straight back in to action.
Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho are back in the matchday squad, but all three could have to settle for a spot on the bench. Andy Carroll will no doubt play just 45 minutes as we bed him in nicely after his injury, but that’ll no doubt be the first 45 minutes, with Sakho being introduced at half-time.
James Collins and James Tomkins were brilliant in the win against Newcastle, which suggests they’ll keep their place in the starting line-up, forcing Reid to fight for his starting spot in the future.
But all that’s speculation. So here’s how we think Sam Allardyce may approach tonight’s game…