Fulham v NEWCASTLE: Stephen Ireland forced to wait for debut

01 February 2011 02:51
Not quite ready: Toon new recruit Ireland[LNB]Newcastle new boy Stephen Ireland will not figure against Fulham after arriving on Tyneside with an injury.[LNB] The midfielder, who has joined on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season, has a hamstring problem which is expected to sideline him for around two weeks. [LNB]Midfielder Cheik Tiote completes his three-match ban but skipper Kevin Nolan (ankle) and Danny Guthrie, who limped off with cramp during the 1-1 draw with Tottenham last time out, will be available. [LNB]Ryan Taylor (ankle), has returned to training, but Steven Taylor (hamstring), Dan Gosling (knee), Alan Smith (ankle) and Hatem Ben Arfa (broken leg) remain on the sidelines. [LNB]Provisional squad: Harper, Krul, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Vuckic, Donaldson, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Best, Ranger. [LNB]CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE MIDWEEK TEAM NEWS[LNB]  Explore more:People: Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Alan Smith Places: Newcastle, Ireland

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