WATCH: Matt Ritchie and Mohamed Diame recalled to Newcastle starting XI by Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle United side for tonight's game against Barnsley.

Benitez has recalled Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden and Mohamed Diame to his starting XI at Oakwell (7.45pm kick-off).

Jack Colback, Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez drop down to the bench.

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Ritchie had missed the weekend's 3-1 win over Brentford through sickness.

Newcastle are second in the Championship, while Barnsley are 11th.

Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Anita, Lacelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran; Gayle. Subs: Sels, Yedlin, Lazaar, Colback, Atsu, Perez, Mitrovic.

BARNSLEY: Davies; Yiadom, Jackson, Roberts, Bree, Kent, Hourihane, Morsy, Hammill, Winnall, Watkins.