Pardew's options increase

Fri, 20 Apr 09:40:08 2012

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been handed a series of fitness boosts ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke.

Defender James Perch (thigh) and midfielders Cheick Tiote (hamstring), Danny Guthrie (calf) and Gabriel Obertan (ankle) are all back in training, as are striker Leon Best (knee) and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin).

Pardew has only Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Sammy Ameobi (knee) still on the sidelines for a potentially thrilling run-in.


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