Jonjo Shelvey is picked to start for Newcastle United's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
has been picked to start for Jonjo Shelvey 's trip to Newcastle United this evening. Wolverhampton Wanderers
The midfielder was issued with a five-game ban and a six-figure fine after he was found to have racially abused Wolves'
in the reverse fixture last September and is named in Romain Saiss 's starting XI at Molineux tonight. Rafael Benitez
In all, the Spaniard makes two changes to his starting XI from the side that defeated Derby County a week ago, with the fit-again
replacing Jack Colback in the middle of the park. Isaac Hayden
Colback joins Shelvey,
and Yoan Gouffran in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Matt Ritchie and Mohamed Diame further up the pitch. Aleksandar Mitrovic
The other change sees
usurp Jamaal Lascelles in the back four, where he is joined by Grant Hanley , Paul Dummett and DeAndre Yedlin . Ciaran Clark
For the hosts,
makes three alterations to the side that suffered a 2-1 defeat at Burton Albion last weekend. Paul Lambert
Two of the changes come in attack, as on-loan winger
and 18-year-old Andreas Weimann earn starts ahead of Bright Enobakhare and Lee Evans , who drop to the bench. George Saville
Weimann and Enobakhare are joined by
in providing support for lone striker Helder Costa , with top scorer Nouha Dicko operating alongside Dave Edwards at defensive mid. Jack Price
returns to the heart of defence, replacing Danny Batth , and is joined by Kortney Hause , Richard Stearman and Matt Doherty . Conor Coady
Options on the bench include
, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Ben Marshall . Connor Ronan Wolverhampton Wanderers: Ikeme; Doherty, Stearman, Batth, Coady; Price, Edwards; Weimann, Enobakhare, Costa; Dicko Subs: Burgoyne, Hause, Saville, Evans, Ronan, Marshall, Bodvarsson Newcastle United: Darlow; Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Yedlin; Gouffran, Colback, Diame, Shelvey, Ritchie; Mitrovic Subs: Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Murphy
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