Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran both make their starting Newcastle debuts tonight at Villa Park for Newcastle.
New boy Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is on the bench and of course Mathieu Debuchy also starts for Newcastle in this crucial relegation 6 pointer.
As expected, Steven Taylor joins Coloccini in central defense for the Magpies and Mike Williamson is on the bench.
Aldo on the bench are the Ameobi brothers, Steve Harper, Vurnon Anita and promising teenager Gael Bigirimana.
Missing from the squad are Sylvain Marveaux and Gabby Obertan – and apparently Sylvain is carrying a slight knock – but should be fit for Chelsea on Saturday.
We need a win tonight.
Howay The Lads!!
Aston Villa – tba
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi