Magpies full strength for Backe's bow
Right-back Brendan Moloney is the only injury absentee at Meadow Lane as he has yet to recover from a hamstring problem, so John Thompson is set to fill in again. Backe, who took over on Tuesday, has been swotting up on the squad he inherited from Ian McParland by watching DVDs of their matches this season. The Swede, who was Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant at Manchester City and with Mexico, is unlikely to make many changes following the 2-0 win over Crewe last weekend. Veteran striker Ade Akinbiyi has made two substitute appearances since joining the club and will push for start.
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