Newcastle need one point tonight to ensure they go back to the Premier league as Coca Cola Championship Champions.
Coloccini is touch and go for the game so we’ll assume Chris Hughton will do what he’s done all season, and not risk a player who is only on the verge of full fitness.
Tamas Kadar may be fit, but we’ll assume Hughton will bring in Fitz Hall at center-back,to partner Mike Williamson, for his 7th start in Newcastle colors.
Hughton is still playing his best side for these games, and we assume he will play a 4-5-1 formation with Andy Carroll up front, and Kevin Nolan in midfield and pushing up as the second striker.
That would mean that both Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi will miss out of the starting line-up, but if Chris elects to play a 4-4-2 attacking formation against the second-bottom side, one of them will start up front with Carroll.
The defense will have Jose Enrique back in the starting line-up, after he played most of the game at the Madejski stadium – so this is the side we think Chrsi will start tonight, in a 4-5-1 formation
Simpson Hall Williamson Enrique
Routledge Nolan Guthrie Smith Guteirrez
Subs: Krul Kadar Butt Barton Ameobi Lovenkrands Best
Again, that’s a very strong bench, and depending on how training has gone since last Tuesday night, some of the subs above may have forced themselves into the starting line-up – like Joey Barton for instance.
For Plymouth, who will be going all out for points tonight, winger Craig Noone (knee) will miss the game.
It turns out if Plymouth don’t win this match they will be relegated to League One – so by the end of the game Newcastle could be Champions and Plymouth could be relegated with a Newcastle draw or win.
Howay The Lads!!