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Remy and Debuchy set to return

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.

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Pardew hopeful of having French duo back

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.

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.

– Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

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