Newcastle v Swansea 3pm

John Carver has recalled Jonas Gutierrez and Emmanuel Riviere to his starting eleven.

Yoan Gouffran and Mehdi Abeid making way.

Today’s team:

Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Anita, Ryan Taylor, Colback, Cabella, Gutierrez,  Riviere, Perez

As expected Siem de Jong is included for the first time since the start of the season, featuring on this bench:

Woodman, Abeid, Gouffran, Abeid, de Jong, Ameobi, Armstrong

Not sure whether John Carver is making some kind of point here but there isn’t a single defender included amongst the subs.

Possibly theory is that the likes of Ryan Taylor, Jack Colback and Jonas Gutierrez can drop back into full-back but surely they may as well have had one of the young defenders on the bench as a bit of experience.

Match Betting: NUFC to win 2-0 12/1Colback to score first goal 20/1Jonjo Shelvey first player to get a card 10/1

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