Newcastle v Hammers

Team news to follow...

Alan Curbishley makes three changes to the team that started last week's 3-3 draw, as injured trio Carlos Tevez, Danny Gabbidon and James Collins are replaced by Marlon Harewood, Anton Ferdinand and new signing Calum Davenport.

Bobby Zamora misses out through suspension after his red card against the Cottagers, while Teddy Sheringham and Matthew Etherington return to the substitutes' bench.

Newcastle, meanwhile, welcome back captain Scott Parker and defender Stephen Carr from injury, while Steven Taylor is suspended and Antoine Sibierski is ruled out after picking up a knock in their 5-1 home defeat against Birmingham City on Wednesday night in an FA Cup third round replay.

Referee: Uriah Rennie

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