Newton Included

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Adam Newton is included in the squad for the home clash with Middlesbrough at the weekend.

In the absence of the suspended Sebastien Schemmel and Trevor Sinclair, there is some reshuffling to be done to the right back and left midfield slots, while Jermain Defoe carries on in place of Paolo Di Canio, who completes a three match suspension.

Ian Pearce is, as Glenn Roeder promised, included in the squad for the first time this season and will be included on the bench at the very least.

Don Hutchison has overcome the groin injury which ruled him out at Bolton, which should mean Richard Garcia, who made his first start for the club at the Reebok, makes way.

Svetoslav Todorov, who is awaiting a work permit renewal because of his impending transfer to Portsmouth, is also included, while John Moncur and Tomas Repka return from injury and suspension respectively.

SQUAD: James, Hislop, Andersson, Pearce, Repka, Dailly, Lomas, Winterburn, Moncur, Cole, Hutchison, Defoe, Kanoute, Kitson, Garcia, Labant, Potts, McCann, Newton, Todorov.