There are 11 changes to the Newcastle starting line-up from the side that beat Aston Villa 6-0 on Sunday.
Tim Krul starts in goal, with the defensive back line being made up of Ryan Taylor, Northern Ireland full-back Shane Ferguson, who makes his Newcastle debut (thought he was a winger), Tamas Kadar and James Tavernier.
The line up from right to left is probably Taylor Kadar Tavernier and Ferguson.
In midfield, Kazenga LuaLua, Ryan Donaldson and Haris Vuckic all start, while Peter Lovenkrands is in the starting eleven with captain Shola Ameobi and Nile Ranger up-front.
This seems to be a very inexperienced side – dare we say – and we have to hope that Chris hasn’t overdone it.
But the bench has some good experienced players on it, in the form of Kevin Nolan, Mike Williamson, Joey Barton, Wayne Routledge, James Perch and Alan Smith – and they may be needed in the second half if the lads cannot the better of this Accrington Stanley side.
No sign of Danny Guthrie in the squad, so he must still be troubled by his knee injury, and we make the average age of the side about 21.7 – with 6 teenagers starting and one 20 year-old – just like at Peterborough United last year.
We have to hope the result will be different tonight.
Accrington Stanley: Ian Dunbavin, Jonathan Bateson, Dean Winnard, Sean Hessey, Andrew Procter, James Ryan, Charlie Barnett, Ray Putterill, Sean McConville, Philip Edwards, Andy Parkinson.
Subs: Alex Cisak, Leam Richardson, Luke Joyce, Rory Boulding, Christopher Turner, Peter Murphy, Andrew Owens.
Newcastle United: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Tamas Kadar, Kazenga LuaLua, Ryan Donaldson, Haris Vuckic, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Nile Ranger.
Subs: Kevin Nolan, Mike Williamson, Joey Barton, Wayne Routledge, James Perch, Alan Smith, Ole Soderberg.
Referee: Rob Shoebridge