Martinez Reminds Us The Toon Play With 11 Players!

Roberto Martinez: "Andy Carroll is not playing ... or so I have been told.

"If they play with 10 men it would be fantastic news but if Carroll is not playing there is Shola Ameobi or (Nile) Ranger, there are many replacements in that squad.

"Sometimes I think players that have got a point to prove and want an opportunity become an even more important player for the team.

"So, I am sure Newcastle will start with 11 determined players.

"They are a really strong side, I have seen them play a few times.

"They know how to play in the Barclays Premier League and they are going to be a real threat on Sunday.

"Obviously Carroll has made the biggest impact in the Premier League from the Newcastle squad but they have got a perfect combination of experience and talented young players."