As we had expected 19 year-old Haris Vuckic will make his full league debut for Newcastle United tonight against West Bromwich Albion.
The Slovenian Under 21 international midfielder has already made three sub appearances for Newcastle this season, and he gets his big chance tonight.
Vuckic came on against Swansea after 82 minutes last Saturday, and we thought that may be a prelude to Alan Pardew starting him tonight.
The team is otherwise unchanged from Saturday, and as expected Italian International Davide Santon keeps his place at left-back, even though Ryan Taylor is fit again, and Ryan is on the bench.
And James Perch keeps his place alongside captain Fab Coloccini after a sound performance on Saturday, although a fit again Mike Williamson may be drafted into the side at Bolton next Monday afternoon.
Ben Arfa will hope to see some action tonight, after he has not seen any action in the last two games, but if Newcastle can get on top, we could well see the Frenchman in the second half.
Newcastle really need a win tonight, having not won in their last five matches, and with Stoke playing at Manchester City tonight, the Magpies could go 6 points clear of the 8th placed side by this evening.
All we need is a win!
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Haris Vuckic, Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Ryan Taylor, Mike Williamson, Mehdi Abeid, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi
West Brom (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Steven Reid, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Nicky Shorey; Jerome Thomas, Youssouf Mulumbu, Paul Scharner, Chris Brunt (c); Peter Odemwingie, Shane Long
Substitutes: Marton Fulop, Billy Jones, Craig Dawson, George Thorne, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antonie Fortune, Simon Cox