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Newcastle v Bordeaux: Match Preview
Published : 04 Oct 2012 15:11:10
Newcastle v Bordeaux - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.
Full-back Danny Simpson is back in the Newcastle squad after more than a month out with a hamstring injury.
His return is timely for the Magpies, who are likely to face Bordeaux without centre-backs Steven Taylor (calf) and Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring). Keeper Tim Krul is still sidelined with an ankle problem, but midfielder Yohan Cabaye is in contention after recovering from a mouth infection.
Newcastle drew their opening game 0-0 against Portuguese side Maritimo. Bordeaux are top of Group D after winning their first match 4-0 against Club Bruges. And they have enjoyed an encouraging start to the season domestically, remaining unbeaten in their seven matches so far to sit fifth in the Ligue 1 table.
Provisional Newcastle squad: Harper, Elliot, Simpson, Tavernier, Ferguson, Perch, Williamson, Good, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Anita, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Vuckic, Abeid, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Campbell.