Tiote’s old adversary Lee Cattermole will miss the game due to suspension, meaning the Ivory Coast warrior will be mixing it with midfielder Jack Colbackand ex-Aston Villa man Craig Gardner.
Cheick Tiote: “This game needs no introduction for us.
“Everybody knows what we have to do in Sunderland.
“This is a massive game for Newcastle.
“If we all do our jobs we’ll be OK.
“We need to stay together as a team.
“We have many match-winners in our squad.
“If we play our football, it should be a good day for us.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad