Jesus Gamez handed his Newcastle debut in EFL Cup tie

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Rafa Benitez has named his team for Newcastle United's EFL Cup tie against Cheltenham Town.

Newcastle take on the League Two club at St James's Park tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Jesus Gamez, signed from Atletico Madrid this summer, makes his debut, while Benitez has also handed a full bow to 20-year-old defender Jamie Sterry.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic returns from a four-game suspension.

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

CHELTENHAM TOWN: Griffiths, Hall, Suliman, Parslow, O'Shaughnessy, Cranston, Dayton, Pell, Rowe, Waters, Wright. Subs: Jennings, Morgan-Smith, Kitscha, Arthur, Whitehead, Smith.