St. Mirren v Newcastle: Team News
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Newcastle United FC
Papiss Cisse starts his first pre-season friendly of the summer as Newcastle United travel to St. Mirren
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. Mirren Park
Papiss Cisse starts his first pre-season friendly of the summer as Newcastle United travel to St. Mirren on Tuesday night.
The Senegalese front man hasn't featured in any of United's four warm-up games to date but is in from the start at St. Mirren Park in an experienced Magpies' line-up.
Also included are club captain Fabricio Coloccini - who missed Saturday's game at Blackpool through suspension - and French international forward Hatem Ben Arfa, as boss Alan Pardew looks to give both key players more game time ahead of the new campaign.
United will line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with goalkeeper Rob Elliot protected by a back four of Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, skipper Coloccini and Academy product Paul Dummett, who spent the majority of last season on loan at St. Mirren.
On the substitutes' bench there is a place for another former Buddies loanee in Conor Newton, who scored the winner in the Scottish League Cup final last term.
St. Mirren (4-4-2): David Cornell; David van Zanten, Marc McAusland, Jim Goodwin, Danny Grainger; John McGinn, Paul McGowan, Gary Harkins, Gary Teale; Steven Thompson, Thomas Reilly
Substitutes: Christophe Dilo, Lee Mair, Jason Naismith, Anton Brady, Darren McGregor, Mo Yaqub, Kealan Dillon, Barry Cuddihy, Sean Kelly, Jon Scullion, Jordan Stewart
Referee: John Beaton