The Newcastle team v Blackburn has just been named, with NUFC having the chance to go potentially eight points clear at the top of the Championship and 12 points above third.
Rafa makes six changes from the Newcastle team that beat Leeds United 2-0 on Sunday.
The United boss had already confirmed on Friday that Jack Colback would be out of the team due to an eye problem.
With Hull City on Tuesday, Rafa Benitez is clearly using his squad to the full, especially with then Forest only three days after the League Cup match.
Newcastle starting 11:
Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Mbemba, Gamez, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie, Atsu, Perez, Mitrovic
Sels, Lascelles, Dummett, Anita, Gouffran, Diame, Gayle
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