Southampton v Newcastle: Five Changes
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Alan Pardew has made five changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up for Sunday's Premier League fixture away at Southampton
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Alan Pardew has made five changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up for Sunday's Premier League fixture away at Southampton.
The Magpies are looking for their first league win in four attempts as they travel to St. Mary's, and the manager has recalled Mike Williamson, Jonas Gutierrez, Cheick Tiote, Shane Ferguson and eight-goal leading scorer Demba Ba.
Stand-in skipper Gutierrez should take up a position on the right-hand side of midfield, with Ferguson on the opposite flank and Tiote partnering Vurnon Anita in the middle of the park.
And it is an all-Senegalese strike force, with Papiss Cisse shaking off a slight thigh knock to join Ba up top.
On the substitutes' bench there is a place for striker Nile Ranger, whose last first team appearance came in May 2011 at Chelsea.
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Paulo Gazzaniga; Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida, Luke Shaw; Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork; Jason Puncheon, Adam Lallana (c), Gaston RamÃrez; Rickie Lambert
Substitutes: Kelvin Davis; Jos Hooiveld, Steven Davis, James Ward-Prowse, Emmanuel Mayuka, Guly Do Prado, Jay Rodriguez
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)