Newcastle still missing duo

Newcastle duo Craig Bellamy and Laurent Robert will again be missing as Sir Bobby Robson’s side attempt to book their place in the Champions League tomorrow night.

Newcastle duo Craig Bellamy and Laurent Robert will again be missing as Sir Bobby Robson’s side attempt to book their place in the Champions League tomorrow night.

Bellamy (knee) and Robert (back) are both close to returning to full training, but are not involved in a 20-man squad for the second leg of their qualifier against NK Zeljeznicar.

Clarence Acuna (thigh) and Carl Cort (groin) also miss out again, but central defender Andy O’Brien is included after recovering from his shin problem.

Provisional squad: Given, Harper, Karelse, Hughes, Bernard, Elliott, Griffin, Dabizas, Bramble, O’Brien, Speed, Dyer, Solano Jenas, Viana, McClen, Kerr, Shearer, LuaLua, Ameobi.

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