Don’t ever accuse Chris Hughton of being feint hearted, as he again is playing 4-4-2 away from home, with both Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll starting up front for the Magpies.
It’s not too much of a surprise for the Newcastle side, given that Chris is playing 4-4-2 and the midfield is Guthrie Smith Nolan and Gutierrez, so Smith gets the start and Guthrie gets another chance on the right wing in the absence of Joey Barton.
So it looks like Shola has recovered from the hamstring injury that has kept the local lad out of the last game at home to Fulham.
Kevin Nolan captains the Newcastle side against his old club today, and it seems that Chris believes the Trotters, who have conceded 19 goals this season, thinks Bolton may be exposed in defense.
It looks a very decent Newcastle side to us, and it also looks like Newcastle are going all out for the 3 points – as usual these days.
Nile Ranger and James Perch make the bench for Newcastle this afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!
Bolton Wanderers: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Chung-Yong, Muamba, Holden, Taylor, Elmander, K Davies
Substitutes: Bogdan, Steinsson, M Davies, Petrov, Rodrigo, Blake, Klasnic
Newcastle United: Krul, Coloccini, Williamson, Enrique, Simpson, Nolan, Guthrie, Carroll, Smith, Gutierrez, Ameobi
Substitutes: Soderberg, Campbell, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, S Taylor, Ranger