Tony Cottee could be in line for a surprise return for Leicester, who have won only once in their last 17 visits to St James' Park, but who moved into the top half of the table with their victory over Nottingham Forest last Saturday. The veteran striker has been out for four weeks with a thigh strain but is in contention for a place today. Steve Walsh is doubtful with the flu, but Frank Sinclair returns from suspension. Matt Elliott could return to central defence.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (from): Harper, Given, Charvet, Barton, Howey, Hughes, Dabizas, Lee, Speed, Glass, Solano, Hamann, Shearer, Ferguson, Andersson, Ketsbaia, Pearce, Albert, Dalglish.
LEICESTER CITY (from): Keller, Arphexad, Guppy, Walsh, Taggart, Sinclair, Elliott, Ullathorne, Lennon, Parker, Izzet, Zagorakis, Kaamark, Impey, Savage, Heskey, Cottee, Wilson, Fenton.
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