Cort set to miss out

Last updated : 22 February 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Peter Reid
Rumours this week suggested that the £7.5million man would be included in the side as the Magpies look to beat S********d for the first time since 1996.

This leaves Robson with a straight choice between Jermaine Jenas, recently captured from Nottingham Forest, and Jamie McClen; McClen has started the last five games and appears most likely to start.

Nikos Dabizas, is set to return to the starting lineup, with Robbie Elliot, the player dropping out f the first XI.

Monkey man has to do without Gavin McCann, Emerson Thome and Paul Thirlwell who are all injured, shame.