Team news: Merino starts
Written by Tom Easterby
Midfielder Mikel Merino will make his first start for Newcastle United in Sunday's Premier League clash at Huddersfield Town.
The on-loan Borussia Dortmund midfielder will line up alongside Isaac Hayden in the centre of midfield in one of three enforced changes from the team that lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
With Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett injured, captain Jamaal Lascelles and fellow centre back Chancel Mbemba are back at the heart of the Magpies' defence in front of goalkeeper Rob Elliot, with Javier Manquillo at right back and Ciaran Clark moving across to left back.
On the bench, Karl Darlow provides backup for Elliot, while there are also places among the substitutes for Henri Saivet and new arrival Joselu, who could make his debut.