Guthrie ruled out of Hawthorns trip

Newcastle caretaker Chris Hughton has confirmed Danny Guthrie has been ruled out of the Championship opener against West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Last Updated: 07/08/09 at 11:09

Guthrie: Minor hamstring injury

Guthrie: Minor hamstring injury

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The 22-year-old was forced to miss the final pre-season friendly at Dundee United after sustaining a hamstring injury in training.

Hughton told the club's official website: "I must stress it is only a minor problem. We're very hopeful he'll be back for Reading a week on Saturday.

"It was touch and go and we maybe could have pushed him but decided it was best not to risk him."

Midfielder Nicky Butt will also sit out with a hand injury as the Magpies begin life in the Championship with a tricky test.

With Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins leaving St James' Park this summer, Geordie Andy Carroll, who has impressed in pre-season, should start in attack.

Kick-off in the Black Country is at 5.30pm.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 18 Jun 2014

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