As expected Newcastle’s three returning players Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor are all back in the starting line-up this afternoon, for Newcastle’s game at home to Wolves.
As expected Ryan Taylor is preferred to Ben Arfa and Gabby Obertan on the right wing, and Cabaye and Tiote return to the side in central midfield at the expense of Danny Guthrie and James Perch, who are both on the bench.
Even after the 5-0 hammering last time out, the back five is again unchanged, and they will get a chance this afternoon to show it was just a blip in London a couple of weeks ago.
The bench is a strong one with Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, James Perch, Danny Guthrie, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi.
And we expect Alan Pardew to use all three substitutes allowed his afternoon, which is vital game for the Magpies, if we are going to get back on track after two five goal hammerings in our last four league games.
Newcastle need to somehow get all 3 points this afternoon, and that’s what we are hoping for, and anything less will be a disappointment.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Ryan Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, James Perch, Danny Guthrie, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi
Wolves (4-5-1): Wayne Hennessey; Ronald Zubar, Christophe Berra, Richard Stearman, Stephen Ward; Kevin Foley, Karl Henry, David Edwards, Jamie O’Hara, Matt Jarvis; Kevin Doyle
Substitutes: Dorus De Vries, Jody Craddock, Roger Johnson, Nenad Milijas, Stephen Hunt, Michael Kightly, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake