Hatem Ben Arfa is out of Newcastle's Europa League clash with Anzhi Makhachkala. The 26-year-old France midfielder was visiting a specialist on Wednesday for tests on the hamstring he tore in December after suffering a setback, although manager Alan Pardew is hopeful there is no lasting damage.
Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran are ineligible and keeper Tim Krul (ankle) and Fabricio Coloccini (back) are out.
Newcastle squad: Elliot, Harper, Alnwick, Simpson, Santon, Haidara, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Tiote, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Sissoko, Cisse, Ameobi, Campbell.
Source: Newcastle United Mad