As expected, Sylvain Marveaux will make his debut tonight for Newcastle United in the second round of the Carling Cup at Scunthorpe United, in what looks a strong Newcastle side.
The 25 year-old Frenchman is in midfield and surprisingly Yohan Cabaye starts the game tonight and Dan Gosling and Peter Lovenkrands make up the four men in midfield, as Newcastle play 4-4-2.
Ryan Taylor stays at left back, and Mike Williamson comes in for the rested Steven Taylor, and Mike has an opportunity to regain his first team place.
Demba Ba and Leon Best are the two strikers up front and youngsters Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid, Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi are all on the bench, and it seems Pardew wants to win this game first.
Pardew will possibly give the youngsters a run-out later in the game.
It’s a strong side for Newcastle tonight, and we want to see that win.
Howay The Lads!!
Scunthorpe United (4-4-2): Josh Lillis, Andrew Wright, Eddie Nolan, Sam Togwell (c), Michael Nelson, Jimmy Ryan, Chris Dagnall, Oliver Norwood, Bobby Grant, Niall Canavan, Andy Barcham
Subs: Sam Slocombe, Garry Thompson, Mark Duffy, Michael Collins, Matt Godden, Ashley Palmer, Jordan Thewlis
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson; Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye, Dan Gosling, Peter Lovenkrands; Demba Ba, Leon Best
Subs: Ole Soderberg, Steven Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Alan Smith, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi