Pardew sweating on Newcastle defender’s fitness head of Stoke clash

STRAIN ... Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat.
STRAIN ... Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat.
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NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew will hope to restore big guns Tim Krul, Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse to his starting line-up at Stoke on Monday evening.

The trio missed the Capital One Cup third-round victory at Crystal Palace in midweek because of illness and could return, while Pardew will keep his fingers crossed over full-back Daryl Janmaat, who suffered a muscle strain at Selhurst Park.

However, midfielder Mehdi Abeid is suspended after being sent off at Palace, while defender Davide Santon (knee) and midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) are still out.

PROVISIONAL SQUAD: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, S Taylor, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Gouffran, Obertan, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong.