St. James' Park
Barclays Premier League
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Alan Pardew has made four changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up for Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland at St. James' Park (1.30pm kick-off).
Defender Daryl Janmaat has completed his one-game ban, while Steven Taylor, midfielder Cheick Tiote and forward Sammy Ameobi are fit again following respective injuries and return to the Magpies line-up for the Barclays Premier League fixture.
Moussa Sissoko, Tiote and former Sunderland man Jack Colback make up the midfield trio, while ahead of them, Yoan Gouffran and Ameobi will take up roles on the flanks, either side of Spanish starlet Ayoze Perez.
Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere suffered an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Sebastian Coates, although no additional substitute was named by the Black Cats.
Sunderland (4-1-4-1): Costel Pantilimon; Santiago Vergini, John O'Shea (c), Wes Brown, Sebastian Coates; Lee Cattermole; Adam Johnson, Sebastian Larsson, Jordi Gomez, Connor Wickham; Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Liam Bridcutt, Jack Rodwell, Ricky Alvarez, Will Buckley, Jozy Altidore
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)