Newcastle United v Hull City: Latest team news UPDATED

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Hull will make a late check on record signing Abel Hernandez ahead of Saturday’s visit to Newcastle but expect him to be ready for action.

Hernandez scored on his debut against West Ham but manager Steve Bruce admits he was left exhausted by his introduction to English football and will assess his match fitness on the morning of the game.

Hatem Ben Arfa is ineligible to face his parent club but fellow loanne Gaston Ramirez could make a full debut.

Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Diame, McShane, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Ince, Brady, Jelavic, Aluko, Sagbo, Quinn, Meyler, Hernandez, Ramirez.

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Under-pressure Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will have to rely upon the same group of players which capitulated at Southampton last weekend as he looks for victory over Hull.

Pardew will once again be without midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) with the former facing months on the sidelines.

Striker Papiss Cisse is closing in on a return from a long-term knee injury, but fellow frontman Adam Campbell (hernia) is likely to be missing for some time and full-back Davide Santon is still out as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.

Provisional squad: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, Tiote, Anita, Abeid, Gouffran, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Obertan, Ameobi, Riviere, Perez, Armstrong.

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