NEWCASTLE made five changes for today's FA Cup third round tie at Brighton, omitting striker Papiss Cisse from the squad altogether.
Brighton named winger Will Buckley, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, on the bench.
Brighton: Ankergren, David Lopez, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge, Bridcutt, Hammond, Orlandi, Barnes, Mackail-Smith, Dicker. Subs: Kuszczak, Dunk, Hoskins, Crofts, Dobbie, LuaLua, Buckley.
Newcastle: Elliot, Tavernier, Perch, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Abeid, Bigirimana, Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi. Subs: Krul, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Ranger, Ferguson, Dummett, Campbell.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)