Midfield duo set to face Foxes

Newcastle midfield duo Joey Barton and Nicky Butt are expected to be passed fit for the home clash with Championship rivals Leicester.

Last Updated: 30/08/09 at 15:12

Barton: Set to return

Barton: Set to return

Barton sustained a foot injury in the latter stages of the 3-0 home win over Reading on August 15 and has subsequently missed the last three games.

He was not risked for the midweek Carling Cup victory over Huddersfield but is now in line for a return.

Meanwhile, Butt was forced off at half-time against the Terriers with a foot problem but was expected to train over the weekend and come into contention to face the Foxes.

However, Newcastle face a striker shortage with Andy Carroll and Xisco ruled out with groin injuries and leading scorer Shola Ameobi doubtful with a foot problem.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn Live
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Sheff Wed v Charlton Live
17:15
Leeds v N Forest
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
20:00
Bolton v Leicester  
Reading v Middlesbro'  
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Brighton v Yeovil  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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