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

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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