It’s only a brief one, because I’m busy at work again and have hardly even had time to think about the game.
But as is my want, so I’ve moved on from the pessimism I had before the Derby game and actually feel we should win this one.
I don’t know why really, as Bristol City fared better than us up at Newcastle, but it just goes to show how one measly win, however scrappy, can turn things for the fans.
I wouldn’t expect Steve Bruce to make many, if any changes at all for this match, as my opinion says it’s always best not to change a winning formula. Plus changing things up would surely leave the manager open to more criticism.
Bacuna won’t play of course, after his stupid reaction on Saturday and I’d guess we’ll see Hourihane come straight back in.
This is all injuries permitting, as I don’t even know what the situation is there.
So very much a wild guess it is then and I’m going to go for a 2-1 victory.
And I have to be honest, I really wouldn’t fancy it tonight.
It’s bitterly cold and absolutely pouring down as I write. I’m literally soaked after running 30 metres from the car to the house.