Jack Colback and Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Newcastle starts at Wolves

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Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle United starting XI for this evening's game at Molineux.

Benitez's side take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in a televised Championship game (5.30pm kick-off).

Midfielder Jack Colback returns from illness, while Aleksandar Mitrovic is preferred up front to Daryl Murphy.

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Isaac Hayden, forced off against Derby County a week ago by an ankle problem, is on the bench along with Murphy.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles replaces Grant Hanley in the centre of defence.



NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Colback; Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran; Mitrovic. Subs: Elliot; Hanley, Gamez, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Murphy.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: Ikeme; Doherty, Stearman, Batth, Coady; Price, Edwards, Weimann, Enobakhare, Costa; Dicko. Subs: Burgoyne, Saville, Evans, Bodvarsson, Hause, Ronan, Marshall.

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