Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic DROPPED against Everton, Andros Townsend starts

Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend will make his Newcastle United debut at Goodison Park tonight.

The winger, signed for £12million from Tottenham Hotspur last week, has been handed a start against Everton (7.45pm kick-off).

New signing Seydou Doumbia is on the bench along with Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has been dropped by United head coach Steve McClaren.

Relegation-threatened Newcastle are 18th in the Premier League and two points adrift of safety.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett; Sissoko, Saivet, Shelvey, Townsend; Wijnaldum, Perez. Subs: Darlow, Gouffran, Lascelles, Aarons, Taylor, Doumbia, Mitrovic.

EVERTON: Joel, Oviedo, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Coleman, McCarthy, Barry, Cleverley, Lennon, Barkley, Lukaku. Subs: Stanek, Baines, Gibson, Kone, Deulofeu, Osman, Pienaar.