Date: 2nd November 2006 at 12:32am
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Is Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder ready to throw Shay Given back into action against Palermo?

It seems unlikely, but Given was one of five goalkeepers included in the squad that flew out to Sicily. He continues his recovery from abdominal surgery, while Pavel Srnicek is ineligible.

But Steve Harper is struggling, and Roeder won’t name his team until the Easington-born ‘keeper has a medical.

Newcastle (from): Harper, Krul, Given, Foster, Bernard, Ramage, Moore, Bramble, Taylor, Huntington, Butt, Emre, Solano, N’Zogbia, Milner, Pattison, O’Brien, Troisi, Luque, Sibierski, Carroll.