Premier League team news: Fulham v Newcastle

Ashkan Dejagah is set for a fitness test. Photo: PA

Winger Ashkan Dejagah faces a fitness test to determine if he can play for Fulham in Saturday's Premier League home clash with Newcastle after picking up an injury in last week's loss at Cardiff.

Midfielder Georgios Karagounis is out with a muscle strain suffered in south Wales, joining Scott Parker (knee) in the treatment room.

Parker could be back next week, but Damien Duff (knee) is out for the rest of the season.

Absent Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been dealt a major blow ahead of the trip to Fulham.

Pardew has a stadium ban after head-butting David Meyler and will set his team out in advance. Leading scorer Loic Remy is likely to miss the next three games with a calf problem, and he will be joined on the sidelines by full-back Mathieu Debuchy, who has a groin problem and will sit out at least the same period.

Central defender Fabricio Coloccini returns after a family bereavement, but keeper Rob Elliot and full-back Davide Santon (both knee) remain doubts and midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa will not be included because of a family illness.

Provisional squads

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Stockdale, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riether, Riise, Burn, Sidwell, Richardson, Kacaniklic, Kvist, Bent, Holtby, Kasami, Mitroglou, Dejagah, Woodrow, Zverotic.

Newcastle: Krul, Alnwick, Coloccini, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Dummett, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Marveaux, Sissoko, Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi, Gosling, Cisse, De Jong, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong.