Last Updated: Fri, 03 May 2013 10:47
Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy is suspended for Saturday's trip to West Ham, while Massadio Haidara is out through injury.
France international Debuchy was sent off for two bookable offences during last weekend's 6-0 drubbing by Liverpool at St James' Park and will sit out the game at Upton Park as a result.
Left-back Haidara has also been sidelined by a hamstring injury, while keeper Tim Krul (dislocated shoulder), full-back Davide Santon (hamstring) and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are all still out.
Newcastle were dreadful at the back last weekend and boss Alan Pardew could be boosted by the return of key centre-back Fabricio Coloccini for the game as the skipper is finally over a long-term back problem.
Pardew has called for a reaction from his side following last weekend's heavy defeat as the Magpies chase a vital three points in order to keep them clear of the relegation zone.
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