Hull v Newcastle: Two Changes
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Luuk de Jong both start as Newcastle travel to Hull City in the Premier League
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At the KC Stadium
Alan Pardew has made two changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up as the Magpies travel to Hull City (3pm kick-off).
They replace captain Fabricio Coloccini - who has returned home to Argentina following a family bereavement - and Papiss Cisse, who drops down to the substitutes' bench.
United will start with a 4-4-1-1 formation for their clash with the Tigers, as they look to build on last weekend's victory over Aston Villa.
And Dutch international front man de Jong will be asked to play in a number ten role, slightly off 12-goal leading scorer Loic Remy.
Hull City (3-5-2): Allan McGregor; Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa; Ahmed Elomhamady, David Meyler, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Liam Rosenior; Nikica Jelavic, Shane Long
Substitutes: Steve Harper, James Chester, Robert Koren, Stephen Quinn, George Boyd, Sone Aluko, Yannick Sagbo
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)