Ireland finally makes Newcastle squad
Published 15:08 18/04/11 By MirrorFootball
Loan signing Stephen Ireland has been included in the Newcastle squad for the first time for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Manchester United.
The 24-year-old could make his debut despite spending the last few days at the bedside of his partner, after she suffered multiple injuries in a road accident last week.
Midfielder Cheick Tiote and defender James Perch return from suspension, but skipper Kevin Nolan completes his two-match ban.
Goalkeeper Steve Harper has had an injection in his knee but is doubtful.
Provisional squad: Harper, Krul, Sodeberg, Simpson, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, S Taylor, R Taylor, Perch, Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Ireland, Vuckic, Tavernier, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Ranger, Kuqi.