Campbell makes Magpies cut

The 35-year-old, who arrived at St James’ Park on a free transfer

this summer after parting company with Arsenal, has been striving

to improve his fitness as he looks towards a Magpies debut. And

Campbell made Chris Hughton’s cut on Wednesday as the manager named

his line-up in accordance with new regulations that Premier League

clubs must submit a squad of no more than 25 players. Also included

in the party was new loan signing Hatem Ben Arfa, who linked up

with the Magpies last Friday. Familiar faces such as captain Kevin

Nolan, Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie were also named after helping

the Toon to promotion from the Championship last term. Hughton can

also call on unlimited players aged under 21, with star striker

Andy Carroll one of his options in that category. Newcastle squad:

Sol Campbell, Steven Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Joey Barton, Danny

Guthrie, Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique, Alan Smith, Leon Best,

Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Harper, Kevin Nolan,

Wayne Routledge, Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor, Mike Williamson,

Xisco, Fraser Forster, Tim Krul, James Perch, Cheik Tiote, Hatem

Ben Arfa.