Newcastle v West Brom preview

BY foxsports • December 20, 2011

Yohan Cabaye is suspended for Newcastle after reaching five bookings for the campaign and will join fellow midfielder Dan Gosling on the banned list. Full-back Ryan Taylor (ankle) and midfielder Danny Guthrie (groin) remain doubts, while striker Peter Lovenkrands could be sidelined for up to three weeks by a calf injury and Steven Taylor (Achilles) is expected to sit out the rest of the season. West Brom will be without midfielder James Morrison. The Scotland international suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 2-1 away triumph over Blackburn. Graham Dorrans and Jerome Thomas are in contention to replace him. Albion have recalled midfielder George Thorne (Portsmouth), defender Gonzalo Jara (Brighton) and striker Marc-Antoine Fortune (Doncaster) from loan spells and they are included in the squad. Newcastle (from): Krul, Harper, Simpson, R. Taylor, Santon, Ferguson, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Kadar, Tiote, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi, Abeid, Vuckic, Smith, Ba, Best, Shola Ameobi. West Brom (from): Foster, Fulop, Reid, Jones, Jara, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Tamas, Mattock, Shorey, Scharner, Brunt, Thorne, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Tchoyi, Cox, Fortune, Odemwingie, Long.


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