Newcastle make two changes for the game against Reading today, and as expected both Yohan Cabaye and Shola Ameobi both start today.
Yohan and Shola come in for James Perch and Gabby Obertan, who both start this game on Newcastle’s bench, and Steven Taylor is also on the bench today.
It will be interesting to see how Newcastle line up today – but we would like to see a 4-4-2 formation with Shola and Papiss Cisse up front together.
As young Davide Santon has said this week, we need to win this game – not draw or lose – we simply have to win this game and collect all 3 points, and then we have a game at Villa Park on Wednesday night, followed by a home game against Chelsea next Saturday.
For Reading, former Newcastle player Danny Guthrie starts in central midfield and Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is up front.
First things first – we need all 3 points today and anything less will be a huge disappointment.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye; Shola Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, James Perch, Steven Taylor, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger
Reading (4-2-3-1): Adam Federici; Stephen Kelly, Alex Pearce, Adrian Mariappa, Ian Harte; Mikele Leigertwood, Danny Guthrie; Jobi McAnuff (c), Garath McCleary, Jimmy Kebe; Pavel Pogrebnyak
Substitutes: Stuart Taylor, Chris Gunter, Sean Morrison, Hope Akpan, Jem Karacan, Adam Le Fondre, Noel Hunt