Not surprisingly, Newcastle United will start with the same side which drew at Birmingham City on Monday night.
So Newcastle will continue with their more attacking formation of 4-3-3 with Michael Owen, Oba Martins and Mark Viduka up front. Joey Barton, Geremi and Nicky Butt continue to make up the midfield three.
David Edgar comes in as one of the substitutes to the exclusion of Brazilian Cacapa. We’reÂ pleased to see David possibly even get in the game at some point today. He’s played very well for Newcastle Reserves all season.
We had even expected to see Senegalese Lamine Diatta as one of the substitutes, since he played the full game for the Reserves at Bolton on Tuesday night.
With Peter Ramage having also come back Keegan has Faye, Taylor, Diatta, Cacapa, Ramage and Edgar to choose from for his central defensive pair.
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Steven Taylor, Geremi, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton, Michael Owen (c), Mark Viduka, Oba Martins
Subs: Fraser Forster, David Edgar, Alan Smith, Andy Carroll, Charles N’Zogbia
Fulham: Kasey Keller, Paul Konchesky, Paul Stalteri, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Leon Andreason, Jimmy Bullard, Danny Murphy, Simon Davies, Brian McBride (c), Eddie Johnson
Subs: Tony Warner, Moritz Volz, Carlos Bocanegra, David Healy, Clint Dempsey
Referee: Alan Wiley