Team news: Swansea v Newcastle – Coloccini doubtful

Magpies skipper Fabricio Coloccini may miss Swansea showdown. Photo: PA

Newcastle United, meanwhile, could be without captain Fabricio Coloccini for their Premier League trip to Swansea on Saturday.

The Argentinian hurt his back during Sunday's 4-2 win over Southampton and is struggling to be fit for the trip to south Wales. January signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa could take over at the back.

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot will continue to deputise for Tim Krul, who is expected to be sidelined for up to five weeks by the ankle injury he suffered at Metalist Kharkiv last week, while winger Hatem Ben Arfa may travel despite being short of match fitness after recovering from a hamstring tear which has ruled him out since December 10.

Michael Laudrup is set to return Ki Sung-yueng to his regular midfield role for the meeting with Newcastle.

The Korean played at centre-half in the Capital One Cup final win over Bradford, but Kyle Bartley or Garry Monk will partner Ashley Williams against the Magpies.

Michel Vorm is likely to return in goal if he can shake off the flu while Neil Taylor is getting closer to a return from a broken ankle.

Provisional squads

Swansea: Vorm, Bartley, Tate, Williams, Britton, Michu, Hernandez, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Monk, Shechter, Moore, De Guzman, Tiendalli, Rangel, Ki, Tremmel, Agustien, Gower, Davies.

Newcastle: Elliot, Alnwick, Debuchy, Santon, Simpson, Haidara, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Tiote, Anita, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Obertan, Sissoko, Gosling, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi.