As we expected, Newcastle are again unchanged for this afternoon’s game against Wigan Athletic.
This is a test for Newcastle, where they have a chance to prove they can play at their very best against one of the weaker sides in the Premier League, with Wigan Athletic second bottom on just 5 points.
James Perch and Alan Smith come in on the bench for the Magpies, and join Harper, Santon, Marveaux and Ben Arfa.
For Wigan, former Newcastle player Caldwell is at center-back for the visitors.
This is a game Newcastle are expected to win, but they will have to be near their best to get all 3 points this afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle: Krul; Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Taylor (R); Oberan Cabaye Tiote Gurierrez; Be Best
Subs:Harper, Santon, Perch, Smith, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Ameobi
Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Diame, Watson, Jones,Moses, Rodallega, Crusat.
Subs: Pollitt, McArthur, Gomez, Sammon, Thomas, Maloney, Lopez.