Newcastle v Fulham: Gouffran Returns
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Yoan Gouffran returns to Newcastle's starting line-up for Sunday's Premier League fixture against Fulham
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Yoan Gouffran returns to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Fulham at St. James' Park (3pm kick-off).
The French forward, signed in January from Bordeaux, is the only change to the Magpies' side from their midweek Europa League defeat at Benfica, replacing the injured James Perch.
There is also a change of formation for United, who will revert to a more traditional 4-4-2, with Gouffran joining Papiss Cisse up front.
Fulham have two ex-Magpies in their ranks, with Damien Duff starting wide on the left of the Cottagers' midfield and defender Aaron Hughes named among the replacements.
Fulham (4-4-1-1): Mark Schwarzer; Sascha Riether, Philippe Senderos, Brede Hangeland (c), John Arne Riise; Stanislav Manolev, Eyong Enoh, Giorgos Karagounis, Damien Duff; Bryan Ruiz; Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes: Neil Etheridge, Aaron Hughes, Kieran Richardson, Emmanuel Frimpong, Urby Emanuelson, Kerim Frei, Hugo Rodallega
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)