Team News For WBA Clash

Last updated : 08 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Midfielder Gabriel Obertan will miss the trip on Sunday after tearing a thigh muscle.

Gabby misses out

Manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that the Frenchman will be sidelined for a minimum of six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery, but was coy over suggestions he could be out for four or five months.

Winger Rolando Aarons is a doubt with an unspecified knock, while striker Papiss Cisse is working to shake off the effects of irritation from the screws used to repair his fractured kneecap.

Midfield enforcer Cheick Tiote (calf) is likely to miss the next two weeks, joining central defender Mike Williamson (muscle strain) in the treatment room.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, R. Taylor, Coloccini, S. Taylor, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Gouffran, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong.

I'm sure Pardew will be pleased to see Olsson is an absentee

Jonas Olsson and Silvestre Varela are the only absentees for West Brom ahead of the visit of Newcastle.

Olsson is struggling with an Achilles problem while Porto loanee Varela is yet to regain fitness following a groin operation.

Record signing Brown Ideye may come back into the squad after being left out completely in last week's 1-0 win at Leicester while Craig Gardner is suspended after collecting five bookings.

West Brom (from): Foster, Myhill, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Dawson, Lescott, McAuley, Davidson, Wisdom, Baird, Morrison, O'Neil, Gardner, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Blanco, Sessegnon, Samaras, Ideye, Berahino, Anichebe.