Tiote out of Palace clash – but England duo will be fit

INJURED ... Tiote.
INJURED ... Tiote.
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JACK Colback and Rolando Aarons will be fit to face Crystal Palace - but Cheik Tiote won’t be involved.

Colback missed Newcastle United’s Capital One Cup win over Gillingham on Tuesday night through injury.

But the 24-year-old midfielder, today called up by England, has been cleared to face Palace at St James’s Park on Saturday.

Winger Aarons, handed his full debut against Gillingham, was forced off at Priestfield with a knock, but the 18-year-old, who was called into England’s Under-20 squad, will also be involved.

However, Tiote – who is yet to play a competitive game this season because of a hamstring problem – isn’t yet ready to return.

The midfielder is instead likely to make his comeback against Southampton on September 13.