By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Gabriel Obertan's performance from the bench at Hartlepool in midweek has earned the Frenchman a start in today's friendly against Cardiff.
The ex-Manchester United man scored in the 5-1 win at Victoria Park and impressed in a cameo role, and will now get the chance to do it from the beginning in South Wales.
Ryan Taylor is expected to play on the right hand side of midfield with Jonas Gutierrez on the left and Sylvain Marveaux partnering Cheick Tiote in the centre and Obertan playing just behind the main striker.
Teenage striker Adam Campbell is included on the bench.