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Pardew rings the changes for European tie
ALAN Pardew has made nine changes to his Newcastle United side for this evening's Europa League group game with Club Brugge.
Davide Santon and Cheik Tiote are the only players to retain their place from Sunday's 1-1 draw at Sunderland as the Magpies look to extend their unbeaten European record this term.
Steve Harper replaces Tim Krul in goal, with Steven Taylor, James Perch and Shane Ferguson coming into the back four.
Gael Bigirimana and Vurnon Anita will play either side of Tiote in a combative midfield, with Gabriel Obertan and Sammy Ameobi flanking Papiss Cisse in attack.
NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Harper; Santon, S Taylor, Perch, Ferguson; Anita, Tiote, Bigirimana; Obertan, Cisse, Sammy Ameobi.
Subs: Krul (gk), Coloccini, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Ba, Shola Ameobi, Campbell.
CLUB BRUGGE (4-3-3): Jorgacevic; Hogli, Hoefkens, Buysse, Jordi; Odjidja, Jorgensen, Blondel; Refaelov, Bacca, Lestienne.
Subs: Kujovic (gk), Vleminckz, Vazquez, Trickovski, van Acker, Vansteenkiste, Engels.