Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes two changes to the side which was beaten at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez and Geremi both come in for Peter Lovenkrands and Marlon Harewood.
Geremi hasn’t started since the 3-1 win over Plymouth last month, but we have to think his experience is what Chris thinks the team needs tonight.
The Cameroon star is likely to line up on the right-hand side of a four-man midfield with skipper Alan Smith and Danny Guthrie occupying the central berths, with Gutierrez on the left, where he usually links up well with Enrique.
Geremi can also set up chances with his crosses and he’s not bad at plonking them in from free kicks either – but we need Geremi to be on his top form tonight.
Six-goal top scorer Kevin Nolan will operate in an advanced role supporting lone striker Andy Carroll.
Jose Enrique, center-backs Danny Simpson and Zurab Khizanishvili and Ryan Taylor complete the back four – so still no room for Tamas Kadar. 🙁
Scunthorpe United: Murphy, Byrne, Mirfin, Jones, Williams, Woolford, Togwell, J. Wright, McCann, Hayes, Hooper.
Subs: Slocombe, A. Wright, Sparrow, Thompson, Forte, Spence, Canavan.
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Ryan Taylor, Zurab Khizanishvili, Danny Simpson, Jose Enrique, Danny Guthrie, Alan Smith (c), Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Geremi, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Marlon Harewood, Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands, Ryan Donaldson, Ben Tozer
Referee: Andy Penn.
Crowd – sell-out – 9,000