Sissoko, Dummett back as Newcastle take on Leicester

Moussa Sissoko returned for Newcastle today
Moussa Sissoko returned for Newcastle today

MOUSSA Sissoko and Paul Dummett return to relegation-threatened Newcastle United’s starting XI at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Midfielder Sissoko returns from a two-game suspension, while defender Dummett has recovered from the knee problem which has sidelined him since February.

Vurnon Anita and Remy Cabella drop down to the bench.

Otherwise, head coach John Carver has named an unchanged team for the 14th-placed club’s televised Premier League game against Leicester City (12.45pm kick-off).

Meanwhile, Leicester defender Robert Huth has passed a late fitness test and lines up in the heart of Nigel Pearson’s back four.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett, Gutierrez, R Taylor, Colback, Sissoko, Riviere, Perez. Subs: Woodman, Abeid, Anita, Ameobi, Cabella, de Jong, Armstrong.

LEICESTER CITY: Schmeichel, Wasilewski, Huth, Morgan, Albrighton, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy. Subs: Schwarzer, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Hammond, Wood, Kramaric.