Newcastle v Wigan preview

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

Last Updated: 21/10/11 at 17:04

Coloccini: Should be fit for hosts

Coloccini: Should be fit for hosts

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has virtually a full squad to choose from for the game.

Skipper Fabricio Coloccini has had a minor toe problem, but is expected to be fit, while Haris Vuckic (broken hand) and Alan Smith (hamstring) are available again.

Only central defender Mike Williamson, who has recovered from surgery on an arm fracture, but is now battling an ankle injury, remains on the sidelines.

Hugo Rodallega is set for a return to the Wigan starting line-up after making his comeback from a knee injury as a substitute a week ago.

There could be changes elsewhere as Steve Gohouri had 45 minutes to forget out of position at left-back in the 3-1 defeat at home to Bolton.

That could signal a return for Maynor Figueroa, who was dropped to the bench at the weekend.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Elliot, Harper, Simpson, R. Taylor, Santon, Ferguson, Coloccini, S. Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Obertan, Gosling, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Vuckic, Smith, Ba, Best, Shola Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Sammy Ameobi.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Watson, Diame, Moses, Gomez, McCarthy, Di Santo, Jones, Pollitt, Stam, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Lopez, Thomas, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat, Gohouri.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
15:00
Arsenal v C Palace  
Burnley v Chelsea  
Leicester v Everton  
Liverpool v Southampton  
Man Utd v Swansea  
Newcastle v Man City  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  

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 Sun, 06 Jul 2014

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