James Perch cannot make the game today and Yoan Gouffran will start up front with Papiss Cisse in a 4-4-2 attacking formation.
Apart from that change it’s the same team that played in Lisbon on Thursday evening – and Adam Campbell is again on the bench with Shola Ameobi, in case more firepower is needed in the game.
It looks like Moussa Sissoko will be playing the defensive midfield role in the center of the park – and of course he’s played this position many times for Toulouse – and it could even be his best position.
This is a very important game for the club – and a win would give us some relief from relegation – but now is the time for our players to produce – and hopefully they can get the job done today and win this game for the fans.
For Fulham Dimitar Berbatov and former target Bran Ruiz are the danger men for the Cottagers, with Damien Duff, the former Newcastle winger also starting the game, and no doubt he will be soundly booed this afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye (c), Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Adam Campbell, Shola Ameobi
Fulham – Mark Schwarzer; Sascha Riether, Philippe Senderos, Brede Hangeland (c), John Arne Riise; Stanislav Manolev, Eyong Enoh, Giorgos Karagounis, Damien Duff; Bryan Ruiz; Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes: Neil Etheridge, Aaron Hughes, Kieran Richardson, Emmanuel Frimpong, Urby Emanuelson, Kerim Frei, Hugo Rodallega