Taylor boost for Magpies

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew could welcome back defender Steven Taylor for the Premier League match against Reading.

Taylor has returned to training after recovering from a hamstring injury suffered in November and could feature, while striker Shola Ameobi is available after he missed last weekend’s goalless draw with Norwich through suspension.

Fabricio Coloccini looks set to continue in the Newcastle defence despite continuing rumours linking him with a move back to Argentina but Hatem Ben Arfa remains sidelined.

Newcastle from: Krul, Elliot, Tavernier, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Debuchy, Santon, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye, Cisse, Bigirimana, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Abeid, Ranger, Ferguson, Shola Ameobi, Taylor.

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