Newcastle v Cardiff: Shola Starts
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Newcastle United FC
Shola Ameobi returns to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League clash with Cardiff
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Shola Ameobi returns to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Cardiff City at St. James' Park (3pm kick-off).
The long-serving front man, who is out of contract in the summer, netted his second goal of the season a fortnight ago against Swansea, and is handed another start at home by Magpies boss Alan Pardew.
Ameobi replaces midfielder Dan Gosling and his inclusion is United's only change from Monday night's defeat at Arsenal, although it should mean a slight tactical change.
And up top, Ameobi will be joined by 13-goal leading scorer Loic Remy.
Cardiff City (4-5-1): David Marshall; Fabio, Steven Caulker (c), Ben Turner, Declan John; Peter Whittingham, Aron Gunnarsson, Kim Bo-Kyung, Jordon Mutch, Wilfried Zaha; Fraizer Campbell
Substitutes: Joe Lewis, Kevin McNaughton, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Don Cowie, Jo Inge Berget, Craig Bellamy, Kenwyne Jones
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)