Newcastle host Club Brugge this evening as Europa League action returns to Tyneside once more.
Alan Pardew will no doubt be keen to build on the last result in this competition, which was the 3-0 victory over Bordeaux, and will be looking for another three points which will put us in pole position to qualify for the knockout stages.
A full preview of the game can be viewed here if you wish to do so. It features some preliminary team news, however after it was published we’ve been garnered with a bit more news from the powers that be. That news being that Cheik Tiote will be in the starting eleven for the game tonight, and that Xisco won’t be in the squad despite his hat-trick for the U21s the other night.
Full team news will be published below as and when it becomes available, and the other bit of good news is that the game is on the telly so if you can’t get to the ground to take advantage of the cheap tickets you will at least be able to watch it in one way or another. It’s on ESPN for those that have it although don’t worry too much if you haven’t as I’m sure there will be a stream knocking about. If you find one, share it, please. I need one as I’m in France right now and I can’t find a lot on their TV!
Which neatly wraps it up.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Steve Harper; Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, James Perch, Shane Ferguson; Cheik Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana; Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse, Sammy Ameobi
Subs: Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Adam Campbell, Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba
Club Brugge: Bojan Jorgačević, Tom Høgli, Carl Hoefkens, Lior Rafaelov, Jordi Figueras, Jesper Jørgensen, Jonathan Blondel, Maxime Lestienne, Bart Buysse, Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, Carlos Bacca
Subs: Vladan Kujović, Björn Engels, Jannes Vansteenkiste, Víctor Vázquez, Thibaut Van Acker, Björn Vleminckx, Ivan Tričkovski