After some stuttering league form of late, a clash away at Birmingham City in the FA Cup can really help Newcastle United take their minds off the Championship somewhat. 

Having recently smashed the Blues 4-0 in the league, Rafa Benitez’s side will be looking to progress into the next round in what they feel is a winnable game in order to kickstart a cup run.

With a huge squad to pick from, many changes are expected for the Toon Army as the priority surely remains trying to get promoted back to the Premier League.

As Benitez has largely settled on a regular XI of late, it could be refreshing to see a number of players perhaps not trusted as often handed starting berths at St. Andrew’s.

All this being said, here’s the 4-2-3-1 XI Benitez needs to field to beat Birmingham City in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Do you agree?