Carroll, Ranger And Guthrie All Start Against QPR

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes two enforced changes to the side which beat Ipswich Town on Saturday with Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor both injured.
Argentine centre-back Coloccini (groin) is replaced by Danny Simpson, back from an ankle layoff, and in at right back, and Zurab Khizanishvili, on his home debut, reverting to center-back – as expected.

Ryan Taylor, scorer of one goal and maker of two on Saturday night, who has a calf strain, is replaced by Danny Guthrie in midfield.

Nile Ranger and Andy Carroll both continue in attack, with Harewood on the bench, and Jonas Gutierrez is back on the bench after a month-long hamstring absence.

Tamas Kadar seems to have recovered from his groin strain, and is on the bench tonight, in place of Ben Tozer.

Watch for Gutierrez and Harweood, and perhaps Lovenkrands all to make an appearance in the second half tonight.


Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Zurab Khizanishvili, Jose Enrique, Danny Guthrie, Alan Smith, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Peter Lovenkrands, Marlon Harewood, Jonas Gutierrez, Geremi, Tamas Kadar, Ryan Donaldson

QPR: Radek Cerny, Mikele Leigertwood, Kaspars Gorkss, Damion Stewart, Gary Borrowdale, Wayne Routledge, Ben Watson, Martin Rowlands, Akos Buzsaky, Jay Simpson, Rowan Vine
Subs: Tom Heaton, Peter Ramage, Alejandro Faurlin, Hogan Ephram, Adel Taarabt, Patrick Agyemang, Alessandro Pellicori

Referee: Rob Shoebridge
Attendance: tbc