Newcastle will be looking to continue their hunt for European places with a win at Fulham on Saturday.
Newcastle United will be looking to continue their hunt for European places on Saturday when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Meanwhile, a win for Fulham would see the Cottagers pull even further away from the potential of a relegation battle.
Mark Schwarzer is expected to miss out for Martin Jol's side, while Moussa Dembele and Dickson Etuhu could also sit out.
The Magpies are without top scorer Demba Ba who is on Africa Cup of Nations duty, but Yohan Cabaye could feature following an ankle injury against Queens Park Rangers.
Fulham: Stockdale; Kelly, JA Riise, Hangeland, Senderos; Murphy, Duff, Dempsey, Davies; Zamora, Kasami
Newcastle: Krul; Coloccini, Santon, Simpson, Williamson;
R Taylor, Cabaye, Guthrie, Gutierrez; Best, Sh Ameobi
Sports Mole says: 0-2
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