No total recall for Newcastle's Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic against Villa

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Steve McClaren has named an unchanged Newcastle United for this evening's game against Aston Villa.

The club's head coach has resisted the temptation to recall Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez to his starting XI.

Mitrovic and Perez both came off the bench and scored in last week's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

The pair are joined on the bench for the televised game, which kicks off at 5.30pm, by fit-again midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Villa are propping up the Premier League, having taken just six points from 16 games.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Sissoko, Colback, Anita, Wijnaldum; De Jong, Cisse. Subs: Darlow, Mbabu, Tiote, Gouffran, Thauvin, Perez, Mitrovic.

ASTON VILLA: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Bacuna; Gana, Westwood; Veretout, Sanchez, Sinclair; Ayew. Subs: Bunn, Richardson, Clark, Gil, Grealish, Gestede, Troare.