Wednesday 26 April 2017

Barton back from ban for Magpies

Newcastle welcome back midfielder Joey Barton for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom following the completion of his three-match ban for punching Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen.

But centre-back pairing Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson, who signed a new long-term contract today, both serve the second of their three-match bans while captain Kevin Nolan is also out with an ankle problem.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper (shoulder) resumed training this week while Leon Best (ankle) is also closing in on a return, but Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments), Dan Gosling (knee) and Hatem Ben Arfa (leg) remain on the sidelines.

Team (from): Krul, Soderberg, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, S. Taylor, Campbell, Kadar, Barton, Tiote, Smith, Routledge, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Vuckic, Tavernier, Donaldson, Carroll, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Ranger, Xisco.



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