By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
At St. James' Park
Alan Pardew has named an unchanged starting line-up as Newcastle United entertain Queens Park Rangers in the Barclays Premier League at St. James' Park.
The Magpies were impressive seven days ago against champions Manchester City and so manager Pardew has kept faith with same set of players as they look to record only a second win in eight attempts.
On the substitutes' bench, winger Gabriel Obertan returns from a toe injury to add pace and an extra attacking threat as he joins the likes of Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi and Shola Ameobi among the replacements.
Queens Park Rangers (4-3-3): Robert Green; Fabio da Silva, Anton Ferdinand, Ryan Nelsen, Clint Hill; Esteban Granero, Stephane Mbia, Alejandro Faurlin; Jamie Mackie, Djibril Cisse, Adel Taarabt
Substitutes: Brian Murphy, Armand Traore, Samba Diakite, Shaun Derry, Nedum Onuoha, Junior Hoilett, Shaun Wright-Phillips
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)