As expected, Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran return to the side at the DW Stadium this afternoon for the match against Wigan, and Cheick Tiote is the defensive midfielder, but Yohan Cabaye is out injured.
Jonas Gutierrez has again come in for Yohan, and the Argentine played very well on Thursday night, but there may be some tired legs later in this game as eight players who started he game on Thursday start this afternoon.
Dan Gosling and Gabby Obertan both make the bench this afternoon.
We need the 3 points this afternoon to keep our momentum going.
Howay The Lads!!
Wigan – (3-4-3): Joel Robles; Antolin Alcaraz, Paul Scharner, Maynor Figueroa; Emmerson Boyce (c), Jordi Gomez, James McCarthy, Jean Beausejour; Callum McManaman, Arouna Kone, Shaun Maloney
Substitutes: Ali Al Habsi, Ronnie Stam, Roman Golobart, Gary Caldwell, James McArthur, Franco Di Santo, Angelo Henriquez
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez (c); Sylvain Marveaux, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Dan Gosling, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi
Referee: Mark Halsey (Greater Manchester)