They have a good core of players who have been there, done it in the Championship, and I think certain players will stay and show loyalty to Dyche.What makes you think they'd be such a shoe-in for autos?
A lot of their fans are worried sick as they think they'll have no chance of coming back up. They're riddled with debt, plus they have a team that are currently not used to winning a lot of games and playing 50+ games a season.
Tarkowski, Keane, McNeil, Gray, Maupay, Simms.
They will also sell out every game. I think that will make a big difference, just as averaging big home crowds helped Newcastle to bounce back twice at the first time of asking.