As expected captain Kevin Nolan returns for Newcastle United in midfield this afternoon at Blackpool.
The Liverpudlian served a two-game suspension and goes straight back into the Newcastle side, and as expected he is the only change from the side that got an excellent 0-0 draw with the Red Devils on Tuesday.
Nolan replaces the injured Danny Guthrie and 23 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul continues in goal, in place of the injured Steve Harper, after his Tim’s great display on Tuesday.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has made three changes to his side, and David Vaughan returns from injury in place of Elliot Grandin, and Alex Baptiste and Matt Phillips replace Craig Cathcart and Luke Varney.
The Seasiders have their best midfield playing this afternoon in Charlie Adam, Keith Southern and David Vaughan.
This is a test for Newcastle’s professionalism, and whether they can beat a side they are expected to beat this afternoon.
Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey, Vaughan, Southern, Adam (c), Taylor-Fletcher, Phillips, Campbell
Subs: Kingson, Cathcart, Reid, Puncheon, Beattie, Varney, Ormerod
Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique; Barton, Tiote, Nolan (c), Gutierrez; Ameobi, Lovenkrands
Subs: Soderberg, Perch, Taylor (S), Taylor (R), Ireland, Ranger, Kuqi