Chris Hughton makes just two changes to the side which drew at Swansea on Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez thankfully, has won his fitness race for the visit of the Sky Blues and returns on the left wing.
And surprisingly Alan Smith is left out of the starting eleven and Kevin Nolan will wear the armband.
OK – so Chris didn’t take our advice and rest Kevin – so he must be going to score tonight – that’s obvious.
And as we had expected Mike Williamson replace Fitz Hall at centre-back.
Patrick van Aanholt is playing against the side he was on loan at earlier in the season, when he appeared 20 times for the Coventry City side.
It looks like Nolan and Guthrie will be in central midfield, and it will be important these two play well tonight.
Nile Ranger and Leon Best are both on the bench and will probably be used in the second half.
It’s not too bad a team.
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Patrick van Aanholt, Wayne Routledge, Kevin Nolan (c), Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands
Subs: Tim Krul, Fabrice Pancrate, Alan Smith, Fitz Hall, Leon Best, Nile Ranger, Ryan Taylor
Coventry City: Kieren Westwood, Stephen Wright, Martin Cranie, Leon Barnett, Richard Wood, Carl Baker, Sammy Clingan, Gary Deegan, Michael McIndoe, Clinton Morrison, Freddy Eastwood
Subs: Ben Turner, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Aron Gunnarsson, Jon Stead, Freddie Sears, Chris Hussey, Jermaine Grandison
Referee: Steve Tanner