Coloccini rested as Yanga-Mbiwa leads Newcastle United in Capital One Cup at Morecambe

IMPROVED ENGLISH: Newcastle United's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
IMPROVED ENGLISH: Newcastle United's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

MAPOU Yanga-Mbiwa will be tasked with leading Newcastle United into the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Yanga-Mbiwa will be handed the captain’s armband at the Globe Arena.

And the move suggests skipper Fabricio Coloccini will be among those rested for the second-round tie against the League Two club.

Yanga-Mbiwa, signed in January, captained former club Montpellier in their Ligue 1 title-winning campaign the season before last.

United manager Alan Pardew is looking to lean on his leadership qualities now he has a grasp of the English language.

“Mapou will captain the team,” Pardew said. “He has those (leadership) qualities, and we want to use them.”