Now we know what Shane Ferguson played not part at all in the game on Thursday night – as the Northern Ireland International has been handed a starting position this afternoon in the home game against West Ham.
This is Shane’s second start in the Premier League this season, as he continues to push for a starting position in the Newcastle team.
Danny Simpson comes in at right back, and it looks like Jonas Gutierrez could be playing in central midfield this afternoon, unless Newcastle play in a 4-3-3 formation.
There are none changes made form the side that started on Thursday evening against Club Brugge in Belgium, with only Tim Krul and Mike Williamson keeping their places.
As expected both Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll will start for West Ham United.
This is a game Newcastle can win (and should win), and we need all 3 points and we could climb to 7th position with a win today.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez (c), Shane Ferguson; Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitano, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi
West Ham Jaaskelainen, O’Brien, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Benayoun, Jarvis, Carroll
Subs: Spiegel, Demel, Collins, O’Neil, Hall, Maiga, Cole