Jamaal Lascelles, Jack Colback and Mohamed Diame recalled by Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez has recalled captain Jamaal Lascelles for Newcastle United's visit to Ashton Gate.

Lascelles will lead Benitez's side out against Bristol City for the Championship fixture (3pm kick-off).

Jack Colback and Mohamed Diame also return to Benitez's starting XI.

Paul Dummett – who captained Newcastle to a 4-1 win over Reading on Wednesday night – drops down to the bench along with Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Sels; Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark; Ritchie, Hayden, Colback, Gouffran; Diame; Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Dummett, Hanley, Shelvey, Aarons, Perez.

BRISTOL CITY: O'Donnell, Matthews, Flint, Magnusson, Golbourne, O'Neil, Reid, Freeman, Tomlin, Abraham, Kodjia. Subs: O'Leary, Little, Williams, Brownhill, O'Dowda, Pack, Wilbraham.