Found November 16, 2012 on
Both Newcastle and Swansea are sweating on the fitness of several players ahead of Saturday's St James' Park clash.
Newcastle are likely to be without midfielder Yohan Cabaye after he missed France's friendly win over Italy with a groin problem in midweek.
Pardew welcomes back Cheick Tiote after his three-match ban, but captain Fabricio Coloccini is still missing through suspension following his red card against Liverpool.
Jonas Gutierrez is sidelined with a knee problem, while Papiss Cisse may miss out due to a club-versus-country row with Senegal after he missed their friendly in midweek with a back issue.
Demba Ba was also absent from international duty with Senegal with a shin problem.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is sweating on the fitness of several players ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip.
Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng misses out with a hamstring problem, while his preferred replacement Kemy Agustien is struggling with a toe injury.
Leon Britton also has a knock while winger Pablo Hernandez is nursing an ankle injury, although defender Chico Flores is set to return from a dead leg.
Should Agustien be unavailable, Laudrup may opt to move top scorer Michu back into midfield and hand Danny Graham or Itay Shechter a start up front.
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