Newcastle v Aston Villa: Key Trio Return
Written by Newcastle Utd
Loic Remy, Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote return to the Newcastle starting line-up for Sunday's clash with Aston Villa
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Eleven-goal leading scorer Remy has completed a three-game suspension for his sending off at Norwich at the end of January, while captain Coloccini and midfield enforcer Tiote have recovered from respective knee and hamstring injuries.
And, unsurprisingly, the trio are straight into manager Alan Pardew's side from the off, replacing Steven Taylor, Sammy Ameobi and Luuk de Jong as the Magpies look to end a run of just one win in nine games in all competitions.
And Remy will join forces with Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse up front.
Aston Villa (4-3-3): Brad Guzan; Leandro Bacuna, Ron Vlaar, Nathan Baker, Ryan Bertrand; Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph, Karim El Ahmadi; Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Andreas Weimann
Substitutes: Jed Steer, Joe Bennett, Ciaran Clark, Yacouba Sylla, Marc Albrighton, Aleksandar Tonev, Grant Holt
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)