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Gutierrez and Carver resolve Newcastle training ground spat

Jonas Gutierrez will return to the Newcastle squad for the game against Swansea. Credit: PA

Jonas Gutierrez will return to the Newcastle squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea after settling his differences with head coach John Carver.

The 31-year-old Argentinian, who has returned to fitness after winning his battle against testicular cancer, was conspicuous by his absence from the matchday 18 for Sunday's 3-1 home defeat by Tottenham, and Carver later declined to discuss the situation.

However, the two men sat down together on Monday and have shaken hands and put a training ground disagreement behind them.

Carver said: "There was a situation on the training ground, which happens at every club. We've got together, had a conversation, shaken hands like two grown men and we're moving on.

"Without going into too much detail - because I think what happens on the training ground or dressing room stays there - as far as we're both concerned, he trained with us on Monday, we had a conversation, it was a private conversation, no hard feelings. We've shaken hands and we're moving on."

Asked if Gutierrez would be included in the squad this weekend, Carver said: "Absolutely."

Pardew dismisses Palace move for Newcastle 'keeper

Pardew has riled out a move for Krul. Credit: PA

Alan Pardew has rubbished reports Crystal Palace will swoop for Newcastle's Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul, branding speculation as "unwelcome".

Palace boss Pardew ruled out signing a goalkeeper at all this summer, putting his full faith in Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey.

Former Newcastle boss Pardew said he had made no contact with Krul or the St James' Park club, and backed the 27-year-old to remain on Tyneside this summer.

"Well I'm surprised at that because there's been no contact between me and Newcastle, and certainly there's been no contact between me and the player or the agents who represent him," said Pardew.

"I don't know where that's come from, and quite frankly it's unwelcome really.

"I have a great situation with my goalies here. Tim Krul is a great goalie but he's a Newcastle goalie and I'm pretty confident that's where he'll stay.

"So I don't understand that, but as far as we're concerned we're looking at a number of players for next year, but at the moment not the goalkeeping position."

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