Chris Hughton makes two changes to the side that beat Cardiff City 1-0 last Sunday. ,
Club captain Nicky Butt comes in for the suspended Alan Smith in central midfield, and Andy Carroll replaces Nile Ranger in the up front attacking role.
Nile Ranger, after 3 starts on the trot, drops down to the bench, and the more experienced Carroll comes in, after recovering from a groin problem.
The subs bench is a mixture of experience and youth — Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Geremi, Ryan Donaldson, Kazenga LuaLua, Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands
Newcastle are now 3rd top after WBA and Middlesbrough both won last night, and we need an outright win tonight to get back to 1st place in the league.
We need the win tonight!
Howay The Lads!!
Blackpool: Paul Rachubka, Neal Eardley, Alex Baptiste, Ian Evatt, Stephen Crainey, Charlie Adam, Keith Southern, Jason Euell, David Vaughan, Brett Ormerod, Hameur Bouazza
Subs: Matt Gilks, Billy Clarke, Joe Martin, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Al Bangura, Rob Edwards, Louis Almond
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Ryan Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Danny Guthrie, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Geremi, Ryan Donaldson, Kazenga LuaLua, Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands
Referee: J Moss