Ayoze Perez left OUT of Newcastle starting XI – Gabriel Obertan starts

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Siem de Jong will lead the line for injury-hit Newcastle United tonight.

Head coach Steve McClaren – without the injuried Papiss Demba Cisse and the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic – has named Ayoze Perez on the bench.

Perez had been expected to start the club’s third-round tie against Sheffield Wednesday at St James’s Park (7.45pm kick-off).

Mike Williamson, Jamaal Lascelles, Vurnon Anita and Gabriel Obertan also come into McClaren’s starting XI.

Winger Rolando Aarons is not involved.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Lascelles, Mbemba; Anita, Wijnaldum; Thauvin, Sissoko, Obertan; de Jong. Subs: Elliot, Mbemba, Barlaser, Gouffran, Perez, Toney.