Jonjo Shelvey, Chancel Mbemba and Rolando Aarons handed starts by Rafa Benitez

Rolando Aarons
Rolando Aarons

Rafa Benitez has recalled Jonjo Shelvey, Chancel Mbemba and Rolando Aarons to his starting XI this afternoon.

And Mohamed Diame will also make his Newcastle United debut against Huddersfield Town (3pm kick-off).

Midfielder Diame, signed from Hull City for £4.5million, has been handed the No 15 jersey by the club.

Matt Ritchie is on the bench, while unsettled Moussa Sissoko is not involved.

United manager Benitez had been considering involving Sissoko, who this week pleaded with Real Madrid to sign him.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Sels; Janmaat, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett; Hayden, Shelvey; Anita, Diame, Aarons, Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Clark, Colback, Ritchie, Perez, Armstrong.

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