Steven Taylor

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Steven Taylor has been ruled out on Saturday's Barclays Premier League match against Hull City after suffering a training ground injury.

But Alan Pardew hopes to have almost everybody else available for the St. James' Park meeting with the Tigers (kick-off 3pm).

Taylor was sent off at Manchester City on the opening day of the season and the form of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Fabricio Coloccini meant he had to settle for a place on the bench at Aston Villa last weekend when he returned from his three-match suspension.

But he will now be in the stands for the visit of Steve Bruce's side. "We have a slight knock to Steven Taylor that's going to keep him out of this game and probably the next couple, which he's picked up in training," Pardew revealed.

"Jonas Gutierrez is still on the comeback but other than that, we're fully fit so we're in good shape."

Shola Ameobi missed the win at Villa Park after scoring his first international goal for Nigeria against Burkina Faso just over a week ago and the manager would only say: "We're still sort of waiting for Shola, so I'm not saying yes or no on that at the moment.

"We got a great result last week and we have a home game so the guys are really looking forward to it and there's a good feeling on the training ground.

"I think it'll be a tough game for us but we're in good shape for it and I think it'll be a tough game for Hull too."

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