Pacos v Newcastle: Team News
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Fabricio Coloccini, Hatem Ben Arfa and Mathieu Debuchy all start for Newcastle against Pacos de Ferreira
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
The trio haven't featured for Alan Pardew's Magpies so far during pre-season but are in from the off at the Estadio da Mata Real on Tuesday night.
Ben Arfa will play in the 'number ten' position, just behind long-serving front man Shola Ameobi, who is fit to start after being forced off with an arm injury on Saturday against Rio Ave.
On the substitutes' bench there are places for goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, defenders Paul Dummett and Mike Williamson, midfield trio Jonas Gutierrez, Haris Vuckic and Sylvain Marveaux, and striking pair Adam Campbell and Yoan Gouffran.
Pacos de Ferreira (4-2-3-1): Antonio Filipe; Tony, Ruben, Roberto Dias, Helder Lopes; Andre Leao, Anunciacao (c); Manuel Jose, Sergio Oliveira, Caetano; Jamie Poulson
Substitutes: Matias Draga, Freitas, Vitor, Christian Irobiso, Rui Miguel, Hurtado, Nuno Santos, Ricardo, Fernando Neto, Rodrigo Antonio, Gino Guerrero, Sousa, Eridson
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa; Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi; Shola Ameobi
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