Routledge poised for Toon debut

Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton could hand a debut to Wayne Routledge for the visit of Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

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Routledge: In contention

Routledge: In contention

The winger has joined the club on a three-and-a-half-year contract from QPR and is now in contention.

Peter Lovenkrands missed Saturday's FA Cup defeat to West Brom to be on compassionate leave following the death of his father earlier this month, but the Danish striker is available to return to the Magpies line-up.

Shola Ameobi sustained a shoulder injury at the weekend and is rated 50/50, but midfielder Nicky Butt (calf) has a chance of coming back into the fold.

Ryan Taylor is unavailable as he prepares to serve a one-match ban following his dismissal against the Baggies on Saturday.

But Steven Taylor (knee) and Danny Simpson (ankle) have been ruled out of the clash, while long-term absentee Joey Barton (foot) is still sidelined.

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Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

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