Remy, Debuchy poised for Newcastle returns

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ALAN Pardew hopes to welcome back Newcastle’s two standout performers of this season for tomorrow’s home game against Swansea.

Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy have recovered from the injuries which have seen them miss the last six games.

But manager Pardew is refusing to reveal whether the France internationals will be involved at St James’s Park.

“They’re training – that’s all I’m going to say,” Pardew said.

On-loan forward Remy and defender Debuchy, mindful of the summer’s World Cup in Brazil, have not wanted to return prematurely.

But Pardew said: “With the World Cup not far around the corner, it’s important that they get the time in now.”

Asked about their contributions this season, he added: “They’re both equal – Remy for his goals, and also Debuchy for his quality, his experience and his leadership.

“We’ve missed them. It’ll be nice to have them back.”