Hughton set to hand debuts to trio

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton could hand debuts to three of his summer signings in Saturday's Premier League clash with Blackpool at St James'.

Last Updated: 10/09/10 at 09:47

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Sol Campbell, Cheik Tiote and Hatem Ben Arfa are all available for the first time as the Magpies attempt to build upon a solid start to life back in the top flight.

Andy Carroll has resumed training after an ankle injury and Hughton will assess him before making his selection, but Spanish striker Xisco begins a three-match ban following his sending-off for the reserves.

Steven Taylor (shoulder), Danny Simpson and Leon Best (both ankle) are also out, while knee injuries rule out Danny Guthrie and Dan Gosling.

Magpies (from): Harper, Krul, Perch, R. Taylor, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell, Kadar, Smith, Tiote, Barton, Routledge, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Vuckic, Nolan, Carroll, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Ranger.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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