Steve McClaren keeps faith with same Newcastle team for Swansea trip - but no place on bench for injured De Jong

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has named an unchanged side for today’s Premier League match at Swansea.

The Magpies boss has kept faith with the same starting line-up that drew 2-2 with Southampton on the opening day of the season.

Chancel Mbemba again partners captain Fabricio Coloccini at the heart of the defence, with Papiss Cisse starting up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Vurnon Anita retains in place in the side despite being taken off last weekend, while there is no place among the bench for Siem de Jong, who is understood to have picked up another injury.

The club has confirmed he has a ‘shin complaint’ and has not travelled to South Wales with the rest of the squad.

Garry Monk makes one change, with Jack Cork in for Ki.

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams (C), Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Gomis.

Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Britton, Routledge, Dyer, Eder.

Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini (C), Mbemba, Haidara, Colback, Anita, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Obertan, Cisse

Subs: Darlow, Williamson, Aarons, Perez, Tiote, S Taylor, Mitrovic