McCombe returns for Magpies trip

Bristol City will welcome defender Jamie McCombe back into their squad for Saturday afternoon's trip to face Newcastle at St James' Park.

Last Updated: 02/10/09 at 12:12

McCombe: Back from suspension

McCombe: Back from suspension

The central defender was sent off in last week's defeat at Derby for two yellow cards and missed Tuesday night's victory over Blackpool.

Fellow defender Liam Fontaine, who also missed the midweek win with a knee problem, should be fit to play so boss Gary Johnson will have a decision to make on his central defensive pairing after Louis Carey and Lewin Nyatanga performed well in keeping a clean sheet against the Seasiders.

Paul Hartley is set to be out of action after coming down with shingles, while goalkeeper Dean Gerken has returned to training following a virus but is not expected to be well enough to travel so Adriano Basso will continue in goal.

Danny Haynes could be in line for a start after coming off the bench and grabbing a goal on Tuesday.

The Robins have yet to win on the road this season as they travel north to face the Magpies for the first time in the league since 1992, where they were beaten 5-0.

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Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
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Millwall v Doncaster  
QPR v Watford  
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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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