ALAN Pardew has admitted he has a “tough decision” to make on Danny Guthrie.
With Yohan Cabaye and Cheik Tiote again available, Guthrie is unlikely to feature in central midfield against Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow.
Alternatively, Guthrie could be handed a start on the right side of midfield, though Ryan Taylor is fit again and could come in for Gabriel Obertan, who was a peripheral figure in last weekend’s 5-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, and was withdrawn at the break.
“Danny’s been absolutely superb, and if he doesn’t play, it’ll be tough on him,” Pardew said.
“If he does play, then he deserves to.”
Read more on Pardew’s team selections, plus all the build-up to Newcastle’s Wolves game, in today’s Sportmail.
And don’t forget to read Miles Starforth’s full match report in Monday’s Sportmail.