Newcastle will look to put a little more distance between themselves and the relegation battle with a victory over Stoke City.
It's been a tough season for Alan Pardew's team as they've dealt with a combination of injuries and poor form. While several players are still missing, Newcastle should have Papiss Cisse back after missing their Europa League draw against Anzhi with an illness. Hatem Ben Arfa also played 64 minutes in that game having recovered from a hamstring injury. Rob Elliot will remain in goal for the Magies.
Newcastle United injuries and suspensions
Stoke City injuries and suspensions
Out: Robert Huth (suspended). In Doubt: Matthew Etherington (back), Michael Owen (thigh).
Papiss Cisse is expected to be available after getting over an illness. Robert Huth is serving the second game of a three game ban so he's out, but Stoke should have Etherington and Owen back from injury.
Match Date/Time: 3 p.m. local, 11 a.m. ET
Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
TV: FOX Soccer Plus - Delayed (U.S.)
Online: FOX Soccer 2 Go (U.S.)
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