As expected Alan Pardew has named an unchanged side from the team that won 2-1 at Villa Park last week, and with Steven Taylor being injured, Mike Williamson comes in as a substitute.
Newcastle will again play in a 4-3-3 formation and they will attack Hull City from the first whistle, in an attempt to get our third league win in a row, which could even take us into the top six in the Premier League by tonight.
The bench is again strong with only Jonas Gutierrez, Steven Taylor and Shola Ameobi out with injury, and in the second half we would expect to see Cheick Tiote and Yoan Gouffran and Yoan Gouffran to get run outs – depending on how the game is going.
But this is a game we can win, and it will be a bit of a disappointment if we cannot get all 3 points this afternoon, against the newly promoted side.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye; Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Loic Remy
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Williamson, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Yoan Gouffran
Hull City (4-5-1): Allan McGregor; Ahmed Elmohamady, Curtis Davies (c), James Chester, Liam Rosenior; Sone Aluko, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Stephen Quinn, Robbie Brady; Danny Graham
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Abdoulaye Faye, David Meyler, George Boyd, Nick Proschwitz, Yannick Sagbo
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)