Khizanishvili set for Toon debut

Newcastle could hand a debut to new signing Zurab Khizanishvili when they host Championship basement side Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

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Khizanishvili: Set to make Toon debut

Khizanishvili: Set to make Toon debut

The 27-year-old Georgia international completed a three-month loan move from Blackburn on Thursday and goes straight into Chris Hughton's squad.

Alan Smith is available again after missing Wednesday night's shock defeat at Blackpool through suspension.

Smith is likely to come straight back into the Magpies' starting XI, although Hughton told the club's official website: "We've got a lot of options in the midfield area and I've got a few choices to make."

Hughton has no fresh injury concerns, with Shola Ameobi (foot) and Jonas Gutierrez (hamstring) the only current absentees.

Andy Carroll scored against Blackpool on his return to the side following a groin injury. The young striker will hope to retain his place in the side this weekend, while Peter Lovenkrands is also pushing for a start after coming off the bench against the Seasiders.

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Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

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