Team news: Alan Curbishley makes five changes from last week's starting line-up against Aston Villa.
Robert Green is back in goal as Roy Carroll makes way. Two further defensive changes see Lucas Neill return from his ankle injury to start and Anton Ferdinand back in the centre of defence.
Matthew Etherington is in for Luis Boa Morte after impressing against Villa and Marlon Harewood starts in place of Kepa Blanco, while Carlos Tevez is on the bench.
Referee: Alan Wiley