Key duo absent for Magpies

01 April 2011 10:00
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be without key men Cheick Tiote and Leon Best for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves. Tiote is suspended for two games after reaching 10 bookings for the season, while Best is struggling to shake off the ankle injury which prompted his early return from international duty with the Republic of Ireland last week. Jose Enrique (hamstring) and Stephen Ireland (thigh) remain major doubts, while Ryan Taylor completes his three-match ban. Joey Barton (thigh) is fit, but Dan Gosling (knee), Alan Smith (ankle) and Hatem Ben Arfa (broken leg) remain on the casualty list.

Source: PA