Alan Pardew is being driven by the fear of failure as he attempts to prevent Newcastle's season spiralling further out of control
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Loic Remy (calf) and Mathieu Debuchy (groin) could return to the Newcastle squad for Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea, after missing the last six games.
Moussa Sissoko (hamstring) is still some way from a return, while Hatem Ben Arfa is struggling to shake off the dead leg.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hopeful of having Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy back as he attempts to end a dreadful run of form against Swansea.
Striker Remy and full-back Debuchy are both back in training after calf and groin injuries respectively, and that could represent a major boost for Pardew, whose side has lost its last four Barclays Premier League games.
– Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
It will be a big boost for us in terms of their experience at this level and their quality. It's nice to see them back.
With the World Cup not far around the corner, it's important that they get the time in now.