With Newcastle losing four players to the African Nations Cup, Big Sam would love to have his midfielder back.
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The 25-year-old midfielder missed the games against Chelsea and Manchester City after being remanded to Liverpool Prison on charges of assault and affray.
Allardyce: "There may be a possibility, certainly not for the Stoke match, but after that, there might be the possibility.
"We are doing our research into that with the lawyer and making absolutely certain that there are going to be no rules or regulations set that we might be breaking if we do attempt to get Joey back into the squad, and take it from there."