FA Cup shock as Steve McClaren makes just ONE change

Fabricio Coloccini
Fabricio Coloccini

Steve McClaren has made just ONE change for this afternoon's FA Cup tie at Watford.

Newcastle United's head coach has replaced the injured Jack Colback (hamstring) with Kevin Mbabu.

Captain Fabricio Coloccini will make his first FA Cup appearance in four years at Vicarage Road (3pm kick-off).

McClaren has changed to a 3-5-2 formation, with Mbabu and Daryl Janmaat being used as wing-backs.

Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo, Watford's leading scorer, is on the bench for the home side.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Janmaat, Sissoko, Tiote, Wijnaldum, Mbabu; Perez, Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Gouffran, Thauvin, De Jong, Toney.

WATFORD: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Prödl, Holebas; Watson, Guedioura; Berghuis, Deeney, Jurado; Oulare. Subs: Arlauskis, Britos, Capoue, Abdi, Anya, Ibarbo, Ighalo.