Daryl Murphy and Jack Colback recalled to Newcastle's starting XI at Cardiff

Jack Colback and Daryl Murphy
Jack Colback and Daryl Murphy

Rafa Benitez has made FIVE changes to his Newcastle United starting XI at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Benitez's promoted side take on Cardiff City tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

And Benitez has had to make a number of enforced changes to his starting XI.

Jack Colback, Chancel Mbemba, DeAndre Yedlin, Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez have come into Benitez's team.

Jonjo Shelvey is among the substitutes.

Benitez is without the suspended Matt Ritchie, while Grant Hanley, Jamaal Lascelles, Vurnon Anita and Jesus Gamez are injured.

Second-placed United are four points behind Championship leaders Brighton and Hove Albion.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Yedlin, Mbemba, Clark, Dummett; Hayden, Colback; Atsu, Diame, Perez; Murphy. Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Haidara, Lazaar, Shelvey, Gouffran, Mitrovic.

CARDIFF CITY: McGregor, Bennett, Morrisson, Manga, Richards, Whittingham, Halford, Gunnarsson, Harris, Zohore, Hoilett. Subs: Murphy, Peltier, Ralls, Noone, Pilkington, Connolly, Lambert.

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