Newcastle v Maritimo: Four Changes
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Newcastle United FC
Papiss Cisse's inclusion is one of four changes to a strong Newcastle starting line-up against Maritimo in the Europa League on Thursday
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Manager Alan Pardew has named a strong starting line-up for Thursday night's Europa League Group D home fixture against Maritimo (8.05pm kick-off).
The Magpies' boss has made just four changes from last weekend's defeat against Swansea in the Premier League. In come club captain Fabricio Coloccini - who is currently serving a domestic ban - midfielder Gael Bigirimana, winger Sylvain Marveaux and striker Papiss Cisse.
On the substitutes' bench there is attacking options in the shape of eight-goal leading scorer Demba Ba and Romain Amalfitano, along with the youthful exuberance of James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Mehdi Abeid.
Maritimo (4-3-3): Romain Salin; Joao Diogo, Valentin Roberge, Marcio Rosario, Ruben Ferreira; Joao Luiz, Rafael Miranda (c), David Simao; Danilo Dias, Adilson, Sami
Substitutes: Ricardo, Luis Olim, Briguel, Rodrigo Antonio, Joao Guilherme, Ruben Brigido, Fidelis
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Holland)