By Dean Farley
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Newcastle travel down to Craven Cottage to face Fulham this Monday evening. 8pm kick-off at Craven Cottage this evening - live on Sky Sports 1.
Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor remain unavailable. The withdrawal of Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote and Davide Santon during the Wigan victory was described as precautionary by Alan Pardew, who is publicly optimistic that all three will feature at Fulham.
James Perch is available again after serving a one match suspension and Hatem Ben Arfa could make a return to the squad. However the claims that Gabriel Obertan is available again look to be incorrect.
Both Jonas Gutierrez and Cheick Tiote are one yellow away from an automatic suspension, meaning they will have to be careful against Fulham.
Bryan Ruiz is missing through injury while Zdenek Grygera has announced his retirement after failing to overcome various fitness injuries.
Brede Hangeland will return after missing three games through suspension, while Martin Jol is also boosted by the availability of Kieran Richardson and Alex Kacaniklic.
The Cottagers winless in seven outings and without a goal in their last three games - a run of 298 minutes.
In the last 10 at Craven Cottage, Newcastle have:
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