Dan Barlaser, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and Stuart Findlay handed Newcastle starts

Rafa Benitez has handed FA Cup starts to Dan Barlaser, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and Stuart Findlay.

Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 5:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 6:06 pm
Dan Barlaser

Newcastle United take on Birmingham City in a third-round replay at St James's Park tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

And Benitez has handed 20-year-old pair Barlaser and El-Mhanni and Findlay, 21, their full debuts in a surprise move.

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Sels, Hanley, Lazaar, Ritchie, Shelvey, Gouffran, Yedlin, Tiote, Barlaser, El-Mhanni, Findlay. Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Lascelles, Colback, Hayden, Perez, Murphy.

BIRMINGHAM CITY: Legzdins, Dacres-Cogley, Shotton, Robinson, Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Tesche, Davis, Cotterill, Adams, Solomon-Otabor.