Senegal FA could prevent Cisse from facing Swansea
Newcastle were today still awaiting news of Papiss Cisse’s situation with Senegal threatening to demand he does not play against Swansea tomorrow.
The African nation’s football federation claim they did not receive details of the back injury which prevented the striker joining up with them for their midweek friendly against Niger and could invoke FIFA’s five-day rule, which would mean he is not available for the Barclays Premier League fixture.
Manager Alan Pardew is already without midfielders Yohan Cabaye (groin) and Jonas Gutierrez (knee), utility man James Perch (thigh) and suspended defender Fabricio Coloccini, but full-back Danny Simpson (shoulder) and frontman Demba Ba (shin) are available, as is midfielder Cheick Tiote after completing his three-match ban.
Squad: Krul, Harper, Elliot, Simpson, Santon, Ferguson, Tavernier, S Taylor, Williamson, Tiote, Bigirimana, Ben Arfa, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Marveaux, Abeid, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi.