Steven Taylor starts his first pre-season friendly game tonight, as Newcastle take on Greek Champions Olympiakos in the Algarve Stadium with a kick off time of 8:45 pm BST.
And Tim Krul gets his first start of pre-season after being given extra time off after his Euro 2012 exploits in the Dutch squad.
Steven Taylor will partner Mike Williamson in central defense tonight, and these two will likely fight it out for a starting position next to Coloccini next season.
Davide Santon is fit, after a slight worry earlier today and starts at left back, and new boys Gael Bigirimana and Romain Amalfitano also get starts, so Newcastle seem to have no injury worries now.
Haris Vuckic and Shola Ameobi also get start up front, although I’m not sure what formation the lads will be playing tonight.
Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; James Perch, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Romain Amalfitano; Haris Vuckic; Shola Ameobi