YOHAN Cabaye suffered a knock as Newcastle United slipped to defeat at the DW Stadium.
But Alan Pardew’s hopeful the playmaker will be fit to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the club’s penultimate away game of the campaign.
Defender Danny Simpson, a Premier League ever-present, also picked up a slight injury against Wigan Athletic.
Both were substituted in the 4-0 loss, and were at the club’s training ground for treatment yesterday while their team-mates had a warm-down session.
“We have a couple of little knocks,” said Pardew.
“Danny Simpson and Yohan Cabaye have knocks, but I think they’ll be OK.”
Pardew expects to have wingers Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux available for the Chelsea game, strengthening his attacking options.
Marveaux has been sidelined since November with groin and hip problems, while Obertan has been absent for six weeks with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez was full of praise for his 16th-placed team, which has been fighting a season-long battle against relegation.
Two goals from Victor Moses, and strikes from Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo, gave the home side a four-goal lead at the break.
And there was no way back for Pardew’s team after the restart, though Papiss Demba Cisse twice hit the woodwork.
“I’m extremely pleased because what we’ve shown is a real clinical touch that we have lacked in the past,” he said.
“I thought the 4-0 lead was fully deserved at half-time, and there is a real satisfaction that we saw it through.
“It was a huge win, and we have two more huge games against Blackburn and Wolves.
“This result is fantastic for the fans.
“But if we don’t achieve our aim of staying in this league, then it’s going to mean nothing.
“In April we had to deal with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and now Newcastle. It’s been a massive, massive month.”