As expected Yohan Cabaye and Danny Simpson return to the Newcastle team for tonight’s Europa League Group D game at home, against a strong Bordeaux side.
Alan Pardew has made seven changes to the side that drew with Reading 2-2 on Sunday, and in come Danny Simpson, Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye, Shola Ameobi and Gabby Obertan.
Papiss Cisse starts up front with Shola, and Ben Arfa and Demba Ba are on the bench, in case they are needed in this game.
Also on the bench are Steve Harper, Davide Santon, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling and Sammy Ameobi.
Newcastle definitely need a win tonight.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, James Perch, Shane Ferguson; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi (c), Gabriel Obertan
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Davide Santon, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Demba Ba
Bordeaux (4-4-2): Cedric Carrasso; Mariano, Henrique, Marc Planus, Benoit Tremoulinas; Henri Saivet, Ludovic Sane, Jaroslav Plasil (c), Ludovic Obraniak; Jussie, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Kevin Olimpa, Florian Marange, Matthieu Chalme, Abdou Traore, Landry N’Guemo, David Bellion, Cheick Diabate