Toon pair miss out against Rangers

Newcastle have been hit by a double injury blow ahead of Wednesday night's Championship home clash with QPR at St James' Park.

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Coloccini: Groin strain

Coloccini: Groin strain

Central defender Fabricio Coloccini (groin) and midfielder Ryan Taylor (calf) have both been ruled out, meaning caretaker boss Chris Hughton will have to make changes.

In addition, midfielder Joey Barton could be sidelined for several weeks with the ankle problem which has kept him out of the last two games.

However, full-back Danny Simpson could return from his ankle injury and Jonas Gutierrez is available after six matches out with a hamstring strain, while Danny Guthrie has completed his suspension.

Geremi has recovered from the illness which prevented his participation at the weekend, but Shola Ameobi (foot) is expected to sit out for two more months.

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Championship Fixtures

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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