FABRICIO Coloccini will lead Newcastle United in tonight’s Capital One Cup tie.
The club’s captain was rested against Morecambe in the last round, but Coloccini will skipper Alan Pardew’s side against Leeds United at St James’s Park (7.45pm kick-off).
Pardew also has named Papiss Demba Cisse, Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy and Cheik Tiote in a strong starting XI for the third-round tie.
Hatem Ben Arfa is on the bench, while Loic Remy has been rested.
Championship club Leeds will be backed by around 5,500 supporters.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Anita, Tiote; Marveaux, Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi; Cisse. Subs: Alnwick, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gosling, Bigirimana, Obertan, Vuckic, Ben Arfa.