Matchfile: Newcastle United v Reading

02 October 2009 06:00
Newcastle: Harper,Simpson, S Taylor, Khizanishvili, Enrique, Guthrie, Nolan, Smith, Gutierrez, Harewood, Carroll Reading: Reading: Basso, Orr, McAllister, Carey, Nyatanga, Sno, Skuse, Johnson, Elliott, Saborio, Maynard Newcastle subs (from): Butt, Krul, Geremi, Donaldson, Kadar, Ranger, Lovenkrands, Lua-Lua, Vuckic, R Taylor. Bristol City subs (from): Williams, Haynes, Clarkson, Sproule, Henderson, Ribiero, Akinde, McCombe, Gerken. NEWCASTLE: Joey Barton could be out for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery on a heel problem. He is not the major problem for Chris Hughton, with Fabricio Coloccini also ruled out of action with a groin problem. Ryan Taylor could return from a calf strain. Suspensions: None Injuries: Ameobi (foot), Barton (foot), Coloccini (groin). Leading league scorer: Nolan 5 Last five League games: DWWLW Next game: Nottm Forest (a), 17/10 BRISTOL CITY: Defender Jamie McCombe is back after suspension and Liam Fontaine is expected to return from a knee problem. But Bristol City boss Gary Johnson is without Paul Hartley, who has been ruled out of action with the shingles, while Dean Gerken is not yet ready to play after a virus. Suspensions: None Injuries: Hartley (shingles), Gerken (virus) Leading league scorer: Maynard 6 Last five League games: WLDDD Key player: Bradley Orr - the former Magpies defender will be responsible for keeping Newcastles attacks at bay. Last season: N/A Head to head: Newcastle 10, City 6, Draws 8 Referee: Graham Salisbury (Preston) G10 Y16 R1 Av: 1.7 Last Newcastle game: v Barnsley (h) 29/8/07, 2-0, Y3 R0 Odds: H 4/7; A5/1; D11/4 Its a fact: The last time these two teams met was on October 4, 1005. Phillipe Albert, Warren Barton and Les Ferdinand scored. Comment by Andy Richardson: Chris Hughton will be looking to get back to winning ways after the Magpies dropped their first home points of the season in midweek. Prediction: 2-1

Source: Northern_Echo