Newcastle v Wolves preview

Team news for Newcastle's Premier League clash with Wolves at St James' Park on Saturday.

Last Updated: 01/04/11 at 14:25

Tiote: Banned

Tiote: Banned

Cheik Tiote and Leon Best will miss out for the hosts.

Tiote is suspended for two games after reaching 10 bookings for the season, while Best is struggling to shake off the ankle injury which prompted his early return from international duty with the Republic of Ireland last week.

Jose Enrique (hamstring) and Stephen Ireland (thigh) remain major doubts, while Ryan Taylor completes his three-match ban.

Joey Barton (thigh) is fit, but Dan Gosling (knee), Alan Smith (ankle) and Hatem Ben Arfa (broken leg) remain on the casualty list.

Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake will replace Kevin Doyle the Republic of Ireland frontman suffered medial knee ligament damage against Macedonia last weekend.

It will be the only change from the side which overcame Aston Villa 1-0 a fortnight ago to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has taken the unusual step of naming his starting line-up 24 hours before the St. James' Park clash, but Michael Mancienne and Stephen Hunt will be vying for a place among the substitutes after recovering from injury.

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

Wolves (from): Hennessey, Foley, Stearman, Berra, Elokobi, Hammill, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis, O'Hara, Ebanks-Blake, Hahnemann, Ward, Kightly, Craddock, Fletcher, Jones, Hunt, Mancienne, Mouyokolo.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  
16:10
Everton v Man Utd  
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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