Newcastle v Crystal Palace Treatment Room
We are proud to bring you the Newcastle v Crystal Palace Treatment Room, the latest in our regular feature where before each match, industry specialist Ben Dinnery brings you all the latest injury news ahead of the game.
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A pretty dour & disappointing start by both sides so far, although there were glimpses of promise at Villa Park – Cabella the culprit with his lack of composure when it mattered.
Newcastle are one of only two sides yet to register a goal in the Premier League this season – QPR being the other –and our lack of firepower is evident having failed to break the deadlock in 7 of our last 10 games and scoring only 14 Premier League goals during 2014 – fewer than any other ever-present side.
Scratching around for positives, Newcastle have beaten today’s opponents in their last four meetings, while Palace have conceded 2 or more goals in their last five matches.
Cheick Tiote (hamstring) remains sidelined; the Ivorian began running last week but will not return until after the international break.
The midfielder is joined by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa who has failed to recover from an ankle injury. Good news regarding England’s’ latest recruit as Jack Colback recovers from a minor knock with Rolando Aarons also fit following his precautionary withdrawal midweek.
Mike Williamson returns from a one game ban while Alan Pardew must decide whether Siem de Jong is fit enough to start after his recent injury problems.
Crystal Palace arrive under the stewardship of Neil Warnock having confirmed his return on Thursday, with the new manager expecting to ring the changes.
Midfielder Joe Ledley (groin) looks set to miss out after injuring himself during last week’s warm-up against West Ham United but Scott Dann (thigh) could return having trained on Thursday.
Stuart O’Keefe (ankle) will have a late fitness test.
Wilfried Zaha is back at the club having agreed a season long loan deal from Manchester United and could start; the winger has a point to prove after a disastrous 12 months at Old Trafford.
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