FABRICIO Coloccini returns for Newcastle United from suspension this afternoon – but his Argentinian countryman Jonas Gutierrez is NOT involved.
Captain Coloccini lines up in defence against Tottenham Hotspur at St James’s Park alongside Mike Williamson.
And Ryan Taylor – who had been playing at full-back – is moved up into midfield by head coach John Carver for the televised game (4pm kick-off).
But there is no place in the starting XI – or on the bench – for Gutierrez, when tweeted, cryptically, that Newcastle “deserved more” on Friday.
Gutierrez’s contract expires at the end of the season.
After the team had been announced, he said on Twitter: “Time to support the team.”
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Anita; Abeid, R Taylor, Colback; Gouffran, Perez, Cabella. Subs: Woodman, Sterry, Kemen, Obertan, Ameobi, Armstrong, Riviere.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Vorm, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane. Subs: Friedel, Davies, Yedlin, Dembele, Mason, Townsend, Soldado.