Steve McClaren is sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Sheffield Wednesday at St James’s Park.
Papiss Demba Cisse, Massadio Haidara and Jack Colback are doubtful for Newcastle United’s third-round Capital One Cup tie.
“Massadio Haidara and Jack Colback have got knocks,” said head coach Steve McClaren. “Papiss Cisse is on the treatment table as well.”
Meanwhile, Cheick Tiote is not yet ready to return from a knee problem.