Date: 21st January 2006 at 12:31pm
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Blackburn’s attacking options at Newcastle will be limited with former Magpie Craig Bellamy and David Bentley both suspended.

Captain Andy Todd has been ill this week and is a doubt while Dominic Matteo will need to have a bruised ankle assessed.

With Shefki Kuqi and Paul Dickov the only recognised strikers available to Mark Hughes, youngster Jemal Johnson may get a place on the bench.

Blackburn (from): Friedel, Neill, Todd, Khizanishvili, Nelsen, Matteo, Tugay, Savage, Pedersen, Dickov, Kuqi, Enckelman, Emerton, Gray, Peter, Johnson, Mokoena, Reid.