With Coloccini being rested, 20 year-old Australian Curtis Good will make his Newcastle debut tonight at Morecambe in the Capital One Cup.
And to think we didn’t even have Curtis in the team in our match preview – shame on us.
With this being his very first appearance for Newcastle, we have to think the Australian has been impressing in training, and of course when Good arrived from Melbourne Heart last summer, he was highly rated and thought to be very good (ok – sorry about that one).
Curtis Good – gets start tonight
Youngsters Paul Dummett, Dan Gosling, Sammy Ameobi, Gael Bigirimana and Haris Vuckic also gets starts for Newcastle at the Globe Arena tonight.
Newcastle also give run-outs to Frenchmen Mathieu Debuchy, Sylvain Marveaux and Yoan Gouffran and Yanga-Mbiwa captains the side.
The bench is packed with experience in Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa and Shola Ameobi – in case they are needed.
Newcastle need to win this game tonight – Howay The Lads!!
Morecambe (4-3-3): Barry Roche; Andrew Wright, Andy Parrish, Mark Hughes (c), Tony Diagne; Ryan Williams, Stewart Drummond, Andrew Fleming; Padraig Amond, Jack Sampson, Kevin Ellison
Substitutes: Andreas Arestidou, Robbie Threlfall, Alex Kenyon, Marcus Marshall, Chris McCready, Joe McGee, Joe Mwasile
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (c), Curtis Good, Paul Dummett; Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling; Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Sylvain Marveaux; Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Davide Santon, Remie Streete, Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi