As expected Alan Pardew has fielded an unchanged side for this afternoon’s tough game at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham have hit to top form and have won their last four games, but Newcastle are also in decent form, and have yet to taste defeat this season after seven games in the Premier League and two ties in the Carling Cup.
Dan Gosling and Shola Ameobi return to the bench for Newcastle, and Rob Elliot is again the substitute goalkeeper.
And for Tottenham, former Newcastle captain Scott Parker starts, and both injury doubts Abedayor and Van der Vaart are also in the starting line-up.
It’s a very good chance for Newcastle to get a win this afternoon which will keep the side in fourth position in the league.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle: (4-4-2) Krul; Simpson Taylor (S) Coloccini (c) Taylor (R); Obertan Cabaye Tiote Gutierrez; Best Ba
Substitutes: Elliot, Santon, Gosling, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands Ameobi (Sh)
Tottenham (4-4-2): Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King (c), Assou-Ekotto; Livermore, Modric, Parker, Bale; Van Der Vaart; Abebayor
Substitutes: Carlo Cudicini, Sebastien Bassong, Danny Rose, Andros Townsend, Giovani Dos Santos, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Jermain Defoe