Toon skipper Butt bolsters Magpies

Newcastle United skipper Nicky Butt will return to the squad for the trip to Crystal Palace after recovering from a hand injury.

Last Updated: 21/08/09 at 15:34

Butt: Set to return

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The 34-year-old underwent surgery after dislocating his thumb in pre-season and has missed the first three games of the season.

Joey Barton will miss out again with a foot problem but is expected to be fit for the Carling Cup clash with Huddersfield next Wednesday.

Caretaker boss Chris Hughton will make a late check on striker Andy Carroll, who picked up a slight groin strain in the 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek and is rated at only 50-50.

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Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Watford v Bournemth
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Fulham v Blackburn
Leeds v Huddersfld
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3 Watford 7 7 15
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Derby 7 5 12
8 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
9 M'boro 7 2 12
10 Ipswich 7 3 11
11 Brentford 7 0 11
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Blackburn 7 -1 10
14 Leeds 7 -3 10
15 Bournemth 7 1 8
16 Wigan 7 1 8
17 Cardiff 7 -1 8
18 Brighton 7 -2 7
19 Rotherham 7 -4 7
20 Birmingham 7 -7 6
21 Bolton 7 -5 5
22 Huddersfld 7 -8 5
23 Blackpool 7 -7 1
24 Fulham 7 -12 1

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