NEWCASTLE v Birmingham: Problems persist for Allardyce

Last updated at 12:34 07 December 2007

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is unlikely to have any of his recent injury

victims back for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Birmingham.

Abdoulaye Faye (calf), Stephen Carr (hamstring) and Claudio Cacapa (knee) are

still recovering, while Michael Owen continues his rehabilitation from a thigh


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Damien Duff's return from a foot injury was put on hold last night when the

reserves' game at Manchester United was washed out, while Peter Ramage (knee) is

back in light training.

Provisional squad: Given, Harper, Beye, Enrique, Rozehnal, Taylor, Edgar, Butt,

Milner, Geremi, Emre, N'Zogbia, Barton, Smith, Viduka, Martins, Ameobi.

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