Newcastle United starting XI: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Tiote, Colback; Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran; Riviere
Subs: Elliot, S.Taylor, Haidara, Anita, Ameobi, Perez, Cisse
Hull City starting XI: McGregoer, Elmohamady, Davies, Dawson, Robertson; Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore; Quinn; Hernandez, Jelavic.
Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Chester, Meyler, Brady, Aluko, Ramirez
Newcastle United will be looking for their first Premier League win of the season when Hull City travel to St. James' Park this afternoon.
The Magpies have began the season as they finished the last - struggling. The 2-0 opening day defeat to Manchester City was far from a disgrace, but two draws against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace put more pressure on manager Alan Pardew, and the 4-0 loss to Southampton last weekend was a shambolic display.
Pardew is left clinging for dear life in the Newcastle hotseat, and another poor result today will only serve to increase the tension around Tyneside. Today, Pardew has recalled Paul Dummett to the line-up, whilst French striker Emmanuel Riviere is still looking for his first goal the club.
In fact, the man linked with being Pardew's eventual replacement at St. James' Park is Steve Bruce - the Geordie who takes charge of opponents Hull today.
The Tigers have just lost once in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 loss at Aston Villa, but with a win and two draws in their other games, Hull have been solid if unspectacular. New signing Abel Hernandez grabbed a goal on his debut against West Ham United on Monday and will be looking for more today, but on-loan winger Hatem Ben Arfa misses out due to him being unable to face his parent club Newcastle.