Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa will make his first start for the Magpies since December as manager Alan Pardew makes seven changes to his team for today's Europa League encounter against Anzhi Makhachkala.
The North-East outfit have not named one recognised striker in the starting XI, despite Shola Ameobi being placed on the bench for the match in Russia.
Anzhi starting XI: Gabulov; Eschenko, Joao Carlo, Ewerton, Zhirkov; L. Diarra, Jucilei; Ahmedov, Willian, Shatov; Eto'o
Subs: Pomazan, Tagirbekov, Logashov, Gadzhibekov, Carcela-Gonzalez, Traore, Smolov
Newcastle starting XI: Elliot; Simpson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Haidara; Anita, Cabaye; Marveaux, Sissoko, Obertan; Ben Arfa
Subs: Alnwick, Santon, S. Taylor, Bigirimana, Tiote, S. Ameobi, Campbell