The KC Stadium
Barclays Premier League
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At the KC Stadium
Head coach John Carver has made two changes to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture at Hull City (12.45pm kick-off).
That aside, it is the same team which ran high-flyers Southampton close a fortnight ago before slipping to a 2-1 defeat.
Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita and Jack Colback make up the midfield trio, while in the final third Remy Cabella and Ameobi will take up roles on the flanks, either side of five-goal Spanish starlet Ayoze Perez.
Joining Gouffran on a strong bench there is a welcome return for winger Gabriel Obertan, who has been sidelined for the last three months with a thigh injury, and nine-goal leading scorer Papiss Cisse, who has returned from Africa Cup of Nations duty.
Hull City (4-3-1-2): Allan McGregor; Ahmed Elmohamady, Michael Dawson, Curtis Davies (c), Andrew Robertson; David Meyler, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore; Gaston Ramirez; Abel Hernandez, Nikica Jelavic
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn, Robbie Brady, Tom Ince, Sone Aluko
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)