Watford v Newcastle: One Change
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Kevin Mbabu returns to the Newcastle starting line-up for Saturday's FA Cup third round tie at Watford
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At Vicarage Road
Kevin Mbabu returns to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup third round tie at Watford (3pm kick-off).
The Swiss full-back has made four appearances to date this term and comes back in to the Magpies' side as they look to put an end to a run of three successive single-goal defeats and progress to the fourth round in the process.
That is the only change from United's previous match, at Arsenal, and signals head coach Steve McClaren's desire to embark on a cup run.
Newcastle are expected to line up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Rob Elliot behind a back three of Chancel Mbemba, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Paul Dummett.
And in the final third, Spanish starlet Ayoze Perex and Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic are paired together once again.
Watford (4-2-3-1): Heurelho Gomes; Allan Nyom, Craig Cathcart, Sebastian Prodl, Jose Holebas; Ben Watson, Adlene Guedioura; Steven Berghuis, Troy Deeney (c), Jose Manuel Jurado; Obbi Oulare
Substitutes: Giedrius Arlauskis, Miguel Britos, Etienne Capoue, Almen Abdi, Ikechi Anya, Victor Ibarbo, Odion Ighalo
Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)