Bolton v Newcastle preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Bolton and Newcastle at the Reebok Stadium.

Last Updated: 19/11/10 at 10:41

Steinsson: Should return to the side

Steinsson: Should return to the side

Gretar Steinsson is available for the visit of the Magpies after serving a one-match suspension.

Steinsson sat out Saturday's 3-2 win at Wolves having picked up his fifth booking of the season in the previous game against Everton.

Fabrice Muamba should be fit despite pulling out of the England Under-21s squad earlier this week with a thigh problem, but Joey O'Brien, Ricardo Gardner, Jlloyd Samuel and Sean Davis are all still sidelined.

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will keep his fingers crossed that striker Andy Carroll suffers no reaction to his England exertions ahead of the game.

The 21-year-old played 70 minutes for his country in midweek despite a groin problem, but returned unscathed, and he could be joined in the starting line-up by Shola Ameobi following his recovery from a hamstring strain.

However, Hughton will be without midfielders Cheik Tiote and Joey Barton, who are both suspended.

Utility man Ryan Taylor will be missing for three months after undergoing surgery to repair ankle ligament damage suffered in training last week, and keeper Steve Harper is around three weeks away from returning to training following his shoulder injury.

Leon Best (ankle) is gradually working his way back to full match fitness and Dan Gosling (knee) is stepping up his training regime, but Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture) remains a long-term absentee.

Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Bogdan, Cahill, Steinsson, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Cohen, K Davies, Elmander, M Davies, Blake, Taylor, Klasnic, Ricketts, Alonso, Moreno.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Soderberg, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, Campbell, Kadar, Smith, Routledge, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Vuckic, Tavernier, Donaldson, Nolan, Carroll, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Ranger, Xisco.

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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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