By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Rob Elliot comes in for his first domestic start since September for today's FA Cup with Budweiser third round tie at Brighton and Hove Albion (kick-off 12.30pm).
The goalkeeper played at Old Trafford in the Capital One Cup third round and has also made three appearances in Europe, most recently the 2-0 defeat in Bordeaux.
James Tavernier, who will start at right-back at the Amex Stadium, is another player who has mainly appeared in cup competitions this term - three of his six appearances have came in the Europa League with another in the Capital One Cup.
On the bench, defender Paul Dummett could make a senior debut for the club after returning from a successful loan spell with St. Mirren. Sylvain Marveaux, Adam Campbell, Nile Ranger, Romain Amalfitano and Shane Ferguson join Tim Krul as the other substitutes.
Brighton and Hove Albion (4-3-3): Casper Ankergren; David Lopez, Gordon Greer (c), Adam El-Abd, Wayne Bridge; Dean Hammond, Liam Bridcutt, Gary Dicker; Andrea Orlandi, Craig Mackail-Smith, Ashley Barnes
Substitutes: Tomasz Kuszczak, Lewis Dunk, Andrew Crofts, Will Buckley, Stephen Dobbie, Kazenga LuaLua, Will Hoskins
Referee: Lee Probert