Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes three changes from the side which was beaten at Blackpool on Wednesday.
Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands and Geremi are all included in the starting line-up this afternoon.
Smith returns from suspension to captain the side at the expense of Nicky Butt, as expected, and Geremi replaces Ryan Taylor while Peter Lovenkrands comes in for his second full debut as replacement for Danny Guthrie.
The only real surprise is the inclusion of Geremi, but the Cameroon International may well be in the side to create some chances from his crosses and free kicks.
Certainly chances have been in short supply during the last two games.
Loan signing Zurab Khizanishvili is named on a strong substitutes bench which is:
Tim Krul, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Ryan Taylor, Kazenga LuaLua, Zurab Khizanishvili, Nile Ranger
It’s interesting that Zurab is the only back four player included on the bench, which suggests Newcatsle will be pushing forward this afternoon against the bottom of the league side.
We also believe Newcastle will play a 4-4-2 formation with Carroll up front with Peter Lovenkrands, and it will be interesting to see how this formation works.
We must win today.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Geremi, Alan Smith (c), Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Ryan Taylor, Kazenga LuaLua, Zurab Khizanishvili, Nile Ranger
Plymouth Argyle: Romain Larrieu, Carl Fletcher, Kari Arnason, Jamie Mackie, Shane Lowry, Chris Clark, Karl Duguid, Alan Gow, David Gray, Gary Sawyer, Cillian Sheridan
Subs: Kyle Letheren, Krisztian Timar, David McNamee, Rory Fallon, Jim Paterson, Alan Judge, Bradley Wright-Phillips
Referee: Scott Mathieson