Here is how Hull City and Newcastle United will line-up for this afternoon’s match at the KC Stadium.
Hull City Starting XI: McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Elomhamady, Rosenior; Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore; Jelavic, Long.
Subs: Harper, Chester, Koren, Boyd, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn
Newcastle United Starting XI: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote (c), Anita; Gouffran, de Jong, Remy.
Subs: Alnwick, Cisse, Gosling, Haidara, Marveaux, Sh. Ameobi, Steven Taylor
Newcastle United will be hoping to build on last week's late 1-0 win over Aston Villa today, but face a tough test against Steve Bruce's Hull City.
Papiss Cisse is dropped to the bench after yet another goalless game last weekend, meaning there is a start for Dutchman Luuk de Jong, who arrived at St. James' Park from Borussia Monchengladbach in January.
Fabrizio Coloccini misses out due to a family bereavement, but there is no place for Steven Taylor in the starting line-up, as Pardew chooses to pair Mike Williamson with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
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