Newcastle welcome back key man for Villa clash

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Cheick Tiote is available for Newcastle United's home game against Aston Villa.

The midfielder has recovered from the hamstring injury which has sidelined him for the past three games.

But head coach Steve McClaren will not have anyone else back from injury for tomorrow's televised game.

"It's the same squad as last week, but Tiote has trained this week," said McClaren, whose side are 15th in the Premier League after back-to-back wins.

Villa, meanwhile, are rock bottom with six points from 16 matches.

"I have watched Villa and they have very good players," said McClaren.

"How they are on six points I don't know. You just think that the key is the crowd – and us."

“We want to set out right. We won't win the game first 20 minutes, we might win it in the last ten. We have to be patient.