Harewood set to make Magpies bow

Marlon Harewood is almost certain to make his Newcastle debut in Saturday's Championship clash with Ipswich at Portman Road.

Last Updated: 25/09/09 at 11:15

Harewood: Completed formalities of loan deal

Harewood: Completed formalities of loan deal

Harewood, who has completed the formalities of a three-month deal, is expected to join fellow newcomer Zurab Khizanishvili in the squad for the trip to East Anglia.

Harewood, 30, who will wear the number 10 shirt, arrived at the club's training headquarters on Friday morning to put pen to paper.

Chris Hughton is likely to restore the bulk of his senior men for the encounter after resting them against Peterborough, although he will be without the injured Joey Barton (ankle) and the suspended Danny Guthrie, while Danny Simpson (also ankle) remains a major doubt.

Shola Ameobi (foot) will be sidelined for some time yet but while Jonas Gutierrez (hamstring) will not make Saturday's game, he is expected to resume training on Monday.

It is sure to be an emotional afternoon as both sets of supporters pay tribute to the late Sir Bobby Robson, with the north stand at Portman Road to be officially renamed after the manager before the game.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 5.30pm.

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Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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