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Matthew Etherington should be back in training soon after missing the friendly with Anderlecht on Saturday.

"Matthew has an in-growing toe-nail, but we think he should be training on Tuesday," says Alan Pardew.

"Bobby Zamora, who also sat out the friendly with Anderlecht, should train on Thursday."

Young midfielder Chris Cohen has not been adversely affected by his injury, and Alan adds:

"Chris just had a bit of soreness in his hamstring and we wanted to protect him with the start of the season so close."

Alan describes 17-year-old Chris' strike against the Belgians - his first for the club - as "a cracking goal."