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Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Newcastle and Everton at St James' Park.

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Ameobi: Could return for Newcastle

Ameobi: Could return for Newcastle

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Newcastle are hoping to welcome Shola Ameobi back to their squad.

The 29-year-old has been sidelined since February 2 with a fractured cheekbone, but has trained this week wearing a protective mask and is likely to be included.

Danny Guthrie has shaken off a hamstring problem, but Joey Barton is rated at 50-50 to return after missing last weekend's 1-1 draw with Bolton with a thigh strain.

Loan signing Stephen Ireland could be denied a debut for the club because of a similar problem picked up in training after his recovery from the knee injury with which he arrived on Tyneside at the end of January.

Ryan Taylor is suspended as a result of his red card against Bolton, while Dan Gosling (knee), Alan Smith (ankle) and Hatem Ben Arfa (broken leg) remain on the casualty list.

Everton are without influential midfield duo Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill for the trip to the north east.

Fellaini requires ankle surgery that will rule him out for the rest of the season while Cahill could be sidelined for up to three weeks with a foot injury.

The squad has "one or two other knocks and bruises", according to David Moyes, but there are unlikely to be many changes from the group on duty in Tuesday's FA Cup defeat to Reading.

Jermaine Beckford will be back in contention to start up front after his late arrival for the Reading game limited him to a substitute's role.

Newcastle (from): Harper, Krul, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell, S. Taylor, Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Ireland, Vuckic, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Best, Ameobi, Ranger, Kuqi.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Rodwell, Osman, Arteta, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Gueye, Heitinga, Hibbert, Anichebe, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Tue, 15 Jul 2014

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