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Last updated : 21 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

... there is some good news for Glenn Roeder, as Titus Bramble, Damien Duff and Celestine Babayaro are all expected to be fit for the next fixture, which is the visit of Aston Villa a week on Wednesday.

The Magpies' manager saw his side end the game with West Ham with 19-year-olds Paul Huntington and David Edgar paired in the middle, right winger Solano at right-back and right-back Stephen Carr at left-back. Not forgetting substitute goalkeeper Steve Harper replacing Shay Given.

The ten day break could not have come at a better time for Roeder, who claims he will also have two new faces in his squad by the time Newcastle return to Premiership action.

Defeat to Birmingham City in the FA Cup was a bitter blow, but it does give his team a breathing space with a free weekend.