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Tiote available for Newcastle
2:25pm Friday 23rd November 2012 in Sport
Newcastle will welcome back midfielder Cheick Tiote for Sunday's trip to Saints after missing out on last night's Europa League tie through suspension.
Skipper Fabricio Coloccini, who played in last night's 1-1 draw with Maritimo, is out, as he completes his three-match domestic ban, while winger Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) and midfielder Yohan Cabaye (groin) are both on the sidelines.
Striker Shola Ameobi (groin) and midfielder Gabriel Obertan (toe) remain doubts. Winger Jonas Gutierrez (knee) and utility man James Perch (thigh) are available, while striker Papiss Cisse has a chance of playing, despite picking up a kick on the thigh last night.
Fellow frontman and ex-Saints player Nile Ranger has been added to the squad.