Club Brugge v Newcastle: Eight Changes
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made eight changes to his starting line-up for Thursday's Europa League tie against Club Brugge
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
At the Jan Breydel Stadium
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has made eight changes to his starting line-up for Thursday night's Europa League Group D tie away at Club Brugge.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini, Tim Krul and Vurnon Anita are the only three players to remain from those which took to the field at Anfield last Sunday in the Premier League, but it is still Magpies side packed with experience, however.
There is plenty of attack-minded on the substitutes' bench, with Papiss Cisse, Romain Amalfitano and Yohan Cabaye all named as replacements, while there is also room for Shane Ferguson, Rob Elliot, Davide Santon and Steven Taylor.
Club Brugge (4-2-3-1): Bojan Jorgacevic; Tom Hogli, Carl Hoefkens (c), Michael Almeback, Jordi; Ryan Donk, Vadis Odjidja; Maxime Lestienne, Jesper Jorgensen, Ivan Trickovski; Carlos Bacca
Substitutes: Vladan Kujovic, Bart Buysee, Bjorn Engels, Birger Verstraete, Nathaniel Lagrou, Mohamed Tchite, Bjorn Vleminckx
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Vurnon Anita, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), James Tavernier; Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote; Sammy Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan; Shola Ameobi
Referee: Luca Banti