As expected Newcastle are unchanged from the side that did so brilliantly at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, when they defeated Arsenal 1-0.
There had been a slight doubt about Shola Ameobi, who was said to have a thigh strain, but it looks like the local lad is ready to go to war again – this time against Blackburn Rovers.
Newcastle are looking for a fourth successive Premier League win, for the first time since Glenn Roeder did that in early 2006, after taking over from Graeme Souness.
Sam Allardyce has made three changes from the side that defeated Wigan Athletic 2-1 at home on Saturday.
Former Sunderland full-back Pascal Chimbonda, Junior Hoilett and Niko Kalinic all return to the starting line-up, with El-Hadji Diouf, Mame Biram Diouf and Jason Roberts on the subs bench.
A win tonight and Newcastle could see themselves in 4th place in the Premier League, if Man City are defeated by the Red Devils.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique, Barton, Nolan (c), Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi.
Subs: Soderberg, Campbell, S Taylor, Smith, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Ranger.
Blackburn Rovers: Robinson, Salgado, Samba (c), Nelsen, Givet, Chimbonda, Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, Hoilett, Kalinic
Subs: Bunn, Dunn, EH Diouf, Goulon, Roberts, Hanley, MB Diouf.