The team has just been announced for tonight’s game against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup.
There are as many as six changes from the side that was beaten by Hull City on Saturday, and Academy graduates Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett both get a start.
Coloccini will lead the team out tonight and he will be partnered in central defense by Mike Williamson, who will be making a rare start for the team.
Cheick Tiote also gets a start and it looks like the formation is a 4-2-3-1, and Papiss Cisse also gets a chance to get on the goal trail tonight for the first time this season.
Newcastle need a win tonight to advance to the last 16 of this competition, and that will also set us up for a result next Monday night at Everton.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote; Sylvain Marveaux Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa
Leeds United (4-3-3): Paddy Kenny; Sam Byram, Scott Wootton, Jason Pearce, Stephen Warnock; Alex Mowatt, Rodolph Austin, Michael Tonge; Ross McCormack, Matt Smith, Dominic Poleon
Substitutes: Alex Cairns, Aidan White, Michael Brown, Luke Murphy, Paul Green, Noel Hunt, El-Hadj Diouf
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
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