James Perch missing for Newcastle's home match against Wigan

Premier League team news

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be without utility man James Perch for Monday night's crucial home clash with Wigan.

The former Nottingham Forest defender is suspended after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign at Stoke on Wednesday evening on his return from a thigh injury.

Pardew will still be unable to call upon central defender Steven Taylor (hamstring), midfielders Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring), Gabriel Obertan (toe) and Yohan Cabaye (groin surgery) and striker Shola Ameobi (groin) as he attempts to end a run of four successive Barclays Premier League defeats.

Provisional squad: Krul, Harper, Elliot, Simpson, Santon, Ferguson, Tavernier, Coloccini, Williamson, Tiote, Bigirimana, Gutierrez, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Marveaux, Amalfitano, Abeid, Ba, Cisse, Ranger.