KEVIN Davies starts at Newcastle United as one of three changes made to the side that lost to Fulham on Saturday.

The skipper makes his first appearance in Owen Coyle's Premier League starting 11 since February 11, replacing David Ngog up front.

Chris Eagles comes in for Ryo Miyaichi on the right side of midfield, while Gretar Steinsson is also preferred to Marcos Alonso, with Sam Ricketts switching flanks to left-back.

Newcastle make one change, with Fabio Coloccini in for the injured Cheik Tiote, meaning Alan Pardew's side will switch to a 4-3-3 formation.

Newcastle (4-3-3): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba.

Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Tavernier, R.Taylor, Abeid, Gosling, Shola Ameobi.

Wanderers: Bogdan, Steinsson, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, M Davies, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies

Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Ngog, Sordell, Ryo

Referee: Mike Jones