Newcastle are unchanged from last week when we lost to Manchester City for the important game against QPR this afternoon.
Gabriel Obertan returns to the bench after recovering from his toe injury, and both Ameobi brother and veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper are on the bench today.
Shane Ferguson, Gale Bigirimana and Sylvain Marveaux make up the substitutes for Newcastle.
This is an important game and we can get the Christmas season going on the right note with a win this afternoon, which will be only the second win in the last 12 games if we can do it.
Howay the Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba, Jonas Gutierrez
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi
QPR (4-3-3): Robert Green; Fabio da Silva, Anton Ferdinand, Ryan Nelsen, Clint Hill; Esteban Granero, Stephane Mbia, Alejandro Faurlin; Jamie Mackie, Djibril Cisse, Adel Taarabt
Substitutes: Brian Murphy, Armand Traore, Samba Diakite, Shaun Derry, Nedum Onuoha, Junior Hoilett, Shaun Wright-Phillips
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)