Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote to miss next three games with hamstring injury

Cheik Tiote of Newcastle United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2013
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Newcastle United announce that midfielder Cheick Tiote will miss the next three games after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

Newcastle United have announced that midfielder Cheick Tiote will be absent for the next three matches due to a hamstring injury.

The Ivory Coast international, who has captained Newcastle in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini, picked up the problem during training earlier this week.

The North-East outfit have confirmed on their official website that Tiote has definitely been ruled out of the Magpies' clashes against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Tiote, who is said to have attracted interest from Manchester United, has made 24 appearances for Newcastle so far this season.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew prior to kick-off in the match against Chelsea on November 2, 2013
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