Pav Loses Out

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

But Glenn Roeder says he is delighted to have Steve Harper back.

Roeder: "It's great to have Steve back because we believe we are now back to having the best two goalkeepers in the Premiership.

"I would not even swap them for Peter Cech and Carlo Cudicini at Chelsea. Everyone knows that Shay Given is a very special keeper and Steve Harper is not that far behind him."

Newcastle will have captain Scott Parker available after suspension for Sunday's Barclays Premiership trip to Tottenham. Parker could be joined by Turkish international Emre, who has recovered from a groin injury, although Nicky Butt has been laid low by a virus this week and is a doubt.

Damien Duff, Michael Owen and Charles N'Zogbia (all knee), Shola Ameobi and Olivier Bernard (both hip), Peter Ramage, Celestine Babayaro and Craig Moore (all hamstring), Titus Bramble (calf) and Stephen Carr (foot) remain on the sidelines.

Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Solano, Edgar, Taylor, Huntington, Parker, Butt, Emre, Milner, Pattison, Troisi, Gate, Martins, Dyer, Sibierski, Luque, Carroll, LuaLua.