Papiss Cisse KEEPS his place in Newcastle’s attack

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Papiss Demba Cisse will again lead Newcastle United’s attack – despite his woeful performance at Upton Park.

Head coach Steve McClaren has made one change for this afternoon’s game against Watford (3pm kick-off).

McClaren – whose side were beaten 2-0 by West Ham united on Monday night – has replaced Vurnon Anita with Ayoze Perez, who plays behind Cisse.

Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will play in a deeper role alongside Jack Colback.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara; Colback Wijnaldum; Sissoko, Perez, Thauvin; Cisse. Subs: Elliot, Lascelles, Williamson, Anita, Obertan, Aarons, De Jong.

WATFORD: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Prödl, Anya; Capoue, Watson; Abdi, Deeney, Jurado; Ighalo. Subs: Arlauskis, Hoban, Ake, Guedioura, Ibarbo, Berghuis, Diamanti.