CHRIS Hughton has made two changes to his starting line-up as Newcastle attempt to end a run of three games without a win at Scunthorpe United this evening.
The interim Magpies manager, who will discuss a permanent position with owner Mike Ashley later this week, has brought Jonas Gutierrez and Geremi back into his starting line-up at Glanford Park.
Gutierrez is expected to start on the left flank in place of Peter Lovenkrands, with Geremi likely to line in up in central midfield alongside Alan Smith.
With Marlon Harewood dropping to the bench after a disappointing display at the City Ground on Saturday, Andy Carroll is likely to start as a lone striker with Kevin Nolan playing in the hole between midfield and attack.
SCUNTHORPE (4-4-2): Murphy; Byrne, Mirfin, Jones, Williams; Woolford, Togwell, Wright, McCann; Hayes, Hooper.
Subs: Slocombe (gk), Wright, Sparrow, Thompson, Forte, Spence, Canavan.
NEWCASTLE (4-4-1-1): Harper; R Taylor, Simpson, Khizanishvili, Enrique; Guthrie, Geremi, Smith, Gutierrez; Nolan; Carroll.
Subs: Krul (gk), Kadar, Tozer, Donaldson, Lovenkrands, Harewood, Ranger.