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Newcastle v C Palace preview

Defender Mike Williamson returns to the Newcastle squad for their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Williamson served his one-game suspension during their 1-0 win at Gillingham in the Capital Cup on Tuesday night.

Williamson was shown two yellow cards at Aston Villa and is likely to go straight back into the team with fellow centre-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (ankle) still missing.

Elsewhere, Cheick Tiote (hamstring), Davide Santon (knee) and Papiss Cisse (also knee) all remain sidelined.

Scott Dann remains doubtful for Crystal Palace.

The former Blackburn defender is still battling a niggling hip problem, while Wilfried Zaha could jump straight into action after rejoining Palace on loan.

New Eagles manager Neil Warnock will definitely be without midfielder Joe Ledley, who could still be two weeks from overcoming his groin strain.