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Ferguson preferred on the left
Carroll returns to his old ground with the Hammers where he is on loan until the end of the season from Liverpool - and will have former Magpies skipper Kevin Nolan in behind him.
Newcastle have been boosted by the return to fitness of Demba Ba. The Senegalese striker had a calf problem and missed Thursday's Europa League draw in Brugge.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Taylor, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ferguson; Ba, Cisse. Subs: Elliot (gk), Anita, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Sh Ameobi, Obertan.
WEST HAM UNITED (4-4-1-1): Jaaskelainen; O'Brien, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney; Jarvis, Noble, Diame, Benayoun; Nolan; Carroll. Subs: Speigel, Cole, Maiga, J Collins, Demel, O'Neil, Hall.