Georginio Wijnaldum to make Newcastle debut, but Fabricio Coloccini still sidelined

Fabricio Coloccini
Fabricio Coloccini

Georginio Wijnaldum will make his Newcastle United debut against Sacramento Republic tonight.

The midfielder, signed from PSV Eindhoven this month, is among the substitutes at Bonney Field (4am kick-off BST).

Defender Steven Taylor is also on the bench, having recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon.

But captain Fabricio Coloccini (Achilles) is not involved.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Lascelles, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Obertan, de Jong, Cisse. Subs: Darlow, Woodman, Ferguson, Satka, Taylor, Abeid, Bigirimana, Gouffran, Aarons, Wijnaldum, Perez.