Premier League team news: Newcastle v Aston Villa

Newcastle's top scorer is available again against Aston Villa. Photo: PA

Striker Loic Remy returns to the Newcastle squad for Sunday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa, who have no new injury concerns.

The Frenchman is available after serving a three-match ban following an unsuccessful appeal against his dismissal at Norwich on January 28.

Central defender Fabricio Coloccini (knee) and midfielder Cheick Tiote (hamstring) could also be available to manager Alan Pardew as the Magpies attempt to end a four-game wait for a victory during which they have failed to score a single goal.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has no new injury concerns ahead of Sunday's trip to Newcastle.

Lambert's squad came through a recent warm-weather training camp in Portugal well and he expects to have a largely fit squad at his disposal for the Barclays Premier League clash.

The Scot also delivered positive news on defender Jores Okore. The Dane was expected to miss the remainder of the campaign with a ruptured cruciate ligament but could be back in action in a matter of weeks.

Newcastle squad: Krul, Elliot, Santon, Coloccini, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Dummett, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Marveaux, Sissoko, Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Gosling, Remy, Cisse, De Jong, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong.

Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Steer, Clark, Baker, Luna, Bertrand, Vlaar, Bennett, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Holt, Gardner, Tonev, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery.