New signing starts at St James' Park...
Ireland takes Milner's place in the Villa midfield, as they line up against a Newcastle United side that is unchanged from Monday's 3-0 defeat at Manchester United.
Newcastle United: Harper; Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique; Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez; Nolan, Carroll.
Subs: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Xisco, Ameobi, Vuckic, Tavernier.
Aston Villa: Friedel; Luke Young, Clark, Dunne, Warnock; Albrighton, Petrov, Ireland, Downing; Ashley Young, Carew.
Subs: Guzan, Delfouneso, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Beye, Lichaj, Bannan.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).