Newcastle United lose Sammy Ameobi and Davide Santon

INJURY WORRIES: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
INJURY WORRIES: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE United’s Sammy Ameobi has suffered another injury – and faces an extended spell on the sidelines.

Ameobi returned to training last week after recovering from a knee problem.

But the forward won’t be involved against Everton at St James’s Park tonight after picking up an ankle injury.

United manager Alan Pardew has also revealed defender Davide Santon isn’t yet ready to return from a bout of tonsillitis, despite training yesterday.

“Sammy’s hurt his ankle,” said Pardew. “He’s going to miss it.

“Davide trained, but he’s been very poorly, so we’re building him up for Southampton (on Saturday). I think he’ll be involved there, but not this one.”

Forward Loic Remy (calf) and defender Mathieu Debuchy (groin) aren’t expected back until well into next month.