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Injury woes ease for Magpies

Newcastle United could welcome back a host of players for Saturday's Premier League trip to Norwich.

The Magpies have been missing some key personel in recent weeks and were forced to field a weakened team during last weekend's FA Cup exit at the hands of Brighton. However, some of those absentees could return for the visit to Carrow Road.

Captain Fabricio Coloccini is expected to back among the starting line-up, as is striker Papiss Cisse after both missed the 2-0 defeat at the Amex.

Full-back Mathieu Debuchy could be handed his club debut after completing his move from Lille, while his France international team-mate Yohan Cabaye could be named among the substitutes after recovering from a groin injury.

Speaking ahead of the match, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said: "Steven Taylor I think will be ready for Reading. Cabaye will certainly be ready for Reading.

"Jonas [Gutierrez] is fit, and he'll be available for Norwich. So we're looking like we're getting some senior bodies back in and around the team at a crucial time.

"We really need to get ourselves some momentum. So I think for our fans, who we really let down last week, that we give a really good account of ourselves at Norwich and start getting points on the board."

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