Tyne-Wear derby team news
11:16am Sunday 14th April 2013 in Sunderland AFC News
By Paul Fraser, Chief Football Writer
NEWCASTLE UNITED have been boosted by the availability of three key men for the 146th Tyne-Wear derby at St James' Park at lunch-time.
After the disappointment of losing Thursday's Europa League quarter-final with Benfica, Magpies boss Alan Pardew has been able to recall Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor and Cheik Tiote to his side to face Sunderland.
Pardew's opposite number, Paolo Di Canio, has not had smooth preparations and his selection has had to contend with injuries to both Titus Bramble and Connor Wickham.
Both Wickham and Matt Kilgallon started the defeat to Chelsea and for Di Canio's second match in charge he has handed starts to fit-again striker Danny Graham and Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar. Kilgallon is on the bench.
Di Canio has also had to bring in Jamea McClean to replace the suspended Craig Gardner in a further change to the team which narrowly lost at Stamford Bridge a week ago.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-2-3-1): Krul; Debuchy, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez; Tiote, Cabaye; Marveaux, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse. Subs: Elliot (gk), Perch, Haidara, Anita, Ben Arfa, Campbell, Shola Ameobi.
SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Bardsley, Cuellar, O'Shea, Rose; N'Diaye, Larsson; Johnson, Sessegnon, McClean; Graham. Subs: Westwood (gk), Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Mangane, Mandron, Laidler.