Sunday, September 23
Sports Direct Arena
Kick-off: 15.00 BST.
TV: Highlights BBC1 Match Of The Day 2.
Newcastle United (Possible, 4-4-2): Harper; Anita, S Taylor,
Williamson, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Tioté, Gutierrez; Cissé, Ba.
Out: Coloccini, (hamstring), Krul (arm), R Taylor (knee).
Tests: Cissé (illness), Simpson (hamstring), Tioté (calf).
Norwich City (Possible, 4-4-2): Ruddy; Martin, Barnett, Bassong,
Garrido; Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman; Holt, Jackson.
Tests: E Bennett (knee), Lappin, Whittaker (both ankle), Pilkington (groin).
Referee: Neal Swarbrick. No matches.
Striker Papiss Cissé and midfield enforcer Cheick Tioté could return to the Newcastle squad for Sunday's Premier League clash with Norwich.
Cissé missed Thursday night's 0-0 draw with Maritimo in Madeira through illness, while Tioté has been out since the opening day of the season with a calf injury, but both could be included.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini could be back on the training pitch on Monday after being treated by Argentina's medical staff for the hamstring strain he suffered on international duty.
Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez and Demba Ba, who were rested against Maritimo, as well as Hatem Ben Arfa, who has now completed his European ban, will rejoin the squad.
Norwich manager Chris Hughton has no new injury concerns for the trip to Newcastle.
Midfielder Elliott Bennett is back in training and Simon Lappin hopes to be back next week after recovering from an ankle ligament injury.
Long-term injury victim, full-back Stephen Whittaker has begun running, while midfielder Jacob Butterfield could be involved in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.
The game will bring Norwich manager Chris Hughton back to Tyneside for the first time since he was sacked in November 2010 with Newcastle sitting 12th in the Premier League.
Hughton will be given a hero’s welcome after guiding the club back into the top flight, which might not sit too well with current manager, Alan Pardew, as he serves the second of a two-match touchline ban in the stand.
Demba Ba is set to start despite his agent’s criticism of Pardew earlier this week.
Betting: Home 8-11, Away 10-3, Draw 13-5.
Stat of the game: In four Premier League visits to Newcastle, Norwich have never won (three defeats and one draw).
Luke Edwards’ prediction: Newcastle United 3 Norwich City 1.