Newcastle v West Ham: Shelvey's Debut
Written by Newcastle Utd
Jonjo Shelvey will make his Newcastle debut in Saturday's Premier League home game against West Ham
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. James' Park
Jonjo Shelvey will make his Newcastle United debut in Saturday's Barclays Premier League home game against West Ham United (3pm kick-off).
The midfielder arrived from top flight rivals Swansea City on Tuesday and has gone straight into the Magpies' starting line-up as they enterain the Hammers at St. James' Park.
Shelvey replaces Cheick Tiote, who is currently discussing a transfer to a Chinese club, and that is the only change from Newcastle's encouraging 3-3 midweek draw with Manchester United.
It means Steve McClaren's side are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Rob Elliot behind a back four of Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Paul Dummett.
And they will be tasked with supplying the ammunition for Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who netted his fourth goal of the season against Manchester United.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez; Aleksandar Mitrovic
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; James Tomkins, James Collins, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble (c); Michail Antonio, Cheikhou Kouyate, Dimitri Payet; Enner Valencia
Substiutes: Darren Randolph, Carl Jenkinson, Winston Reid, Alex Song, Josh Cullen, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)