Chris Hughton is fielding his strongest side to start this afternoon’s game against Glasgow Rangers.
Chris Hughton has named the side that will likely start a week on Monday, against Manchester United, in the first league game of the Premier League.
Andy Carroll is the lone up-front striker, with Kevin Nolan playing just behind Andy, where he played much of last season and scored a terrific 18 goals for the Magpies.
Danny Guthrie and Joey Barton are in central midfield, but Alan Smith is not even named in the squad, and it could be that Alan is injured.
Fabricio Coloccini will play alongside Mike Williamson in central defense, and as expected James Perch and Jose Enrique are in the full-back spots.
Glasgow Rangers (4-4-2): McGregor; Papac, Weir, Bougherra, Naismith; Broadfoot, Davis, Edu, McCulloch; Miller, Whittaker.
Subs: Alexander (gk), Lafferty, Velicka, McMillan, Little, Shinnie, Wylde, Hutton, Campbell.
Newcastle United (4-5-1): Harper; Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Enrique; Routledge, Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez; Carroll.
Subs: Krul (gk), R Taylor, Tavernier, Ferguson, Xisco, Lovenkrands, Ameobi.