SIEM de Jong will captain Newcastle United on his debut against Oldham Athletic tonight.
The forward, last week named one of two club vice-captains, will lead a youthful side at Boundary Park (7.30pm kick-off).
Former Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback also makes his Newcastle debut, while there are also starts for Jak Alnwick, Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons.
Defender Remie Streete, from South Shields, is among the substitutes along with striker Ayoze Perez, another of United’s summer signings.
NEWCASTLE: Alnwick; Anita, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett; Gouffran, Abeid, Colback, Aarons; de Jong; Armstrong. Subs: Woodman, Haidara, Streete, Satka, Bigirimana, Ameobi, Vuckic, Perez.