Alan Pardew revealed that full-back Davide Santon could return to full training next week after having fluid drained from his injured knee on Monday. Alan Pardew: "It was a little pea-sized amount of fluid, so there wasn't a lot of fluid on his knee. "We think it's a really good response, but we are not going to rush him. He is going to run tomorrow, we think he is going to train at the weekend - he won't be involved in the [Blackburn] game - and we are hoping on Monday that he is full training. "If he breaks down in any of that period then we will make a decision on Wednesday on whether he has to have surgery. "But at the moment we are very positive."