By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Alan Pardew has admitted that Yohan Cabaye will be a "significant" miss to Newcastle against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night - but he has several options when it comes to who will replace the French midfielder.
Cabaye was shown a fifth yellow card of the season during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Swansea, meaning he serves a one-match ban against the Baggies.
And with the former Lille player having been an ever-present so far this term, that will mean a reshuffle in the centre of the park with Danny Guthrie also ruled out due to injury.
Pardew said: "The loss on Wednesday night of Cabaye will be significant to us because he is suspended. He has played in every game and he has been brilliant in every game, so we will miss him.
"But at least he will be rested for the Bolton game that comes around really quickly."
Mehdi Abeid was an unused substitute against Swansea, with the Algerian youngster having impressed for the Reserves this season, while Haris Vuckic made a late cameo at the weekend.
And the Magpies manager revealed: "Possibly they could be in contention.
"I will probably sleep on that decision until tomorrow, but those two young guys have hopefully got a big future here, so they have got a great chance, as has Alan Smith and maybe one or two other options I have in there."