Newcastle's Yoan Gouffran handed shock recall at Stoke
Steve McClaren has turned to Yoan Gouffran at the Britannia Stadium.
The forward has been recalled to the starting XI at the Britannia Stadium in the absence through injury of Andros Townsend.
McClaren's relegation-threatened side is captained by midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in the absence of injured skipper Fabricio Coloccini.
Defender Jamaal Lascelles replaces Coloccini in McClaren's defence, while Gouffran has been handed a start on the left.
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The 29-year-old's only previous Premier League start this season came away to Manchester City in October.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Lascelles, Dummett; Sissoko, Shelvey; Colback, Gouffran, Wijnaldum; Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Saivet, Aarons, Perez, Riviere, Doumbia.
STOKE CITY: Butland, Bardsley, Wollscheid, Cameron, Pieters, Imbula, Arnautovic, Shaqiri, Whelan, Afellay, Walters.