Date: 25th March 2006 at 11:34am
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Newcastle defender Robbie Elliott is suspended for Sunday’s Premiership clash at Charlton following his controversial sending-off against Chelsea in midweek.

Celestine Babayaro is unlikely to figure after damaging a thigh muscle in the 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, although Jean-Alain Boumsong is available after completing a one-match ban.

Stephen Carr suffered no ill-effects from his return from hernia surgery at Chelsea, but Michael Owen (foot) and Steven Taylor (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.


NEWCASTLE (from): Given, Harper, Carr, Ramage, Boumsong, Moore, Parker, Emre, Solano, N’Zogbia, Bowyer, Faye, Clark, Brittain, Pattison, O’Brien, Shearer, Dyer, Ameobi, Chopra.