Jack Colback and Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Newcastle starts at Wolves

Isaac Hayden
Isaac Hayden

Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle United starting XI for this evening's game at Molineux.

Benitez's side take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in a televised Championship game (5.30pm kick-off).

Midfielder Jack Colback returns from illness, while Aleksandar Mitrovic is preferred up front to Daryl Murphy.

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Isaac Hayden, forced off against Derby County a week ago by an ankle problem, is on the bench along with Murphy.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles replaces Grant Hanley in the centre of defence.



NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Colback; Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran; Mitrovic. Subs: Elliot; Hanley, Gamez, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Murphy.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: Ikeme; Doherty, Stearman, Batth, Coady; Price, Edwards, Weimann, Enobakhare, Costa; Dicko. Subs: Burgoyne, Saville, Evans, Bodvarsson, Hause, Ronan, Marshall.

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