Football - De Jong set for bench role

Newcastle new boy Luuk de Jong will go straight into the squad for Saturday's Tyne-Wear derby clash with Sunderland.

PA Sport Report

However, the 23-year-old loan signing, who has not started a game for parent club Borussia Monchengladbach all season, is likely to be named only among the substitutes despite leading scorer Loic Remy's failure to have his red card at Norwich in midweek overturned on appeal.

Fellow frontmen Papiss Cisse (back) and Yoan Gouffran (muscle strain) remain major doubts, while skipper Fabricio Coloccini continues his recovery from a knee injury.

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