Martins Set For Return!

Last updated : 04 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Nigerian hit-man has been out of action since suffering a hernia problem in the 3-0 win at Portsmouth in December.

Martins underwent an operation on the injury in January and he has made a rapid recovery.

The striker's return to fitness is a timely boost for Magpies boss Joe Kinnear, with Michael Owen currently sidelined with an ankle injury.

Kinnear: "Hopefully we'll have Oba fit for West Brom (on Saturday) which is a big boost."