Caretaker manager John Carver has just named Newcastle’s team for the 3rd round tie at Leicester City and Fab Coloccini, Daryl Janmaat, Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko are all missing and Cheick Tiote captains the side.
Leicester (4-2-3-1): Ben Hamer; Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan (c), Liam Moore, Paul Konchesky; Esteban Cambiasso, Matty James; Anthony Knockaert, David Nugent, Tom Lawrence; Leonardo Ulloa
Substitutes: Adam Smith, Danny Simpson, Marc Albrighton, Riyad Mahrez, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Jamie Vardy, Chris Wood
Newcastle: (4-3-3): Jak Alnwick; Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote (c), Haris Vuckic; Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere, Remy Cabella
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Lubomir Satka, Gael Bigirimana, Alex Gilliead, Callum Roberts, Yoan Gouffran, Adam Campbell
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Davide Santon starts his first game of the season at right back.
Paul Dummett goes to center-back to partner Mike Williamson and Massadio Haidara comes in at left back – and it’s thought that both Fab Coloccini and Daryl Janmaat picked up knocks from the Burnley game.
As far as Moussa Sissoko is concerned, we just hope he’s missing because he picked up a knock, and that his omission is nothing to do with a potential move to Arsenal.
The bench is full of youngsters with Freddie Woodman, Lubomir Satka, Gael Bigirimana, Alex Gilliead, Callum Roberts, Yoan Gouffran and Adam Campbell joining Yoan Gouffran on the bench.
There are seven changes from the team that started against Burnley on Thursday.
It’s hard to believe that the cups have any priority at all at Newcastle, even after John Carver has said today they are important.
Former right-back Danny Simpson is on the bench for the Foxes.
Newcastle have been linked with German coach Thomas Tuchel who is a revolutionary young German coach.
He would be a fantastic appointment for us.
More fans think we will lose this game than think we’ll win it.
Howay The Lads!!
Note: Please see if you can help the Northumbria Police to find this missing person – thanks.
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