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Ameobi and Perch get the nod for Newcastle
Shola Ameobi and James Perch have been named in the Newcastle United side that will face West Brom this afternoon.
Ameobi gets the nod ahead of Papiss Cisse in attack, with the Senegal international dropped to the bench for the second league game in succession.
In the absence of the suspended Cheik Tiote, Perch is preferred to both Gael Bigirimana and Vurnon Anita at the heart of midfield.
Mike Williamson continues to partner Fabricio Coloccini at the heart of the back four, with Steven Taylor among the substitutes.
Danny Simpson lines up at right-back, with Davide Santon on the opposite flank.
NEWCASTLE (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon; Ben Arfa, Perch, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ba, Shola Ameobi.
Subs: Harper (gk), S Taylor, Ferguson, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse.
WEST BROM (4-2-3-1): Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Morrison; Odemwingie, Gera, Dorrans; Lukaku.
Subs: Daniels (gk), El Ghanassy, Rosenberg, Jara, Popov, Long, Fortune.