Premiership: Clean bill of health for Newcastle

Newcastle manager Bobby Robson has reported a clean bill of health as he heads into tomorrow’s Premiership clash with Derby.

Newcastle manager Bobby Robson has reported a clean bill of health as he heads into tomorrow’s Premiership clash with Derby.

Kieron Dyer returned to full training yesterday and could be only a fortnight away from fighting for a first-team place after missing nine months with a shin injury.

But the news is not so good for striker Carl Cort, who will see a specialist again next week after failing to shrug off a knee problem.

Team (from): Given, Harper, Elliott, Hughes, Griffin, Barton, Dabizas, O’Brien, Distin, Lee, Speed, Solano, Robert, Acuna, Bassedas, McClen, Shearer, Bellamy, Ameobi, Lua Lua.

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