By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Newcastle United will be hoping to make it five consecutive wins as they entertain Bolton Wanderers at the Sports Direct Arena on Monday (3pm kick-off).
Victories over Norwich, West Brom, Liverpool and Swansea have put the Magpies into form at just the right time as they go in search of a place in Europe next season.
By contrast, strugglers Bolton had won three games on the trot, but slipped to a disappointing 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Fulham on Saturday. And the Trotters will be desperate to bounce back to winning ways straight away.
Easter Monday's match is the 118th between the two clubs, and the 112th in the league.
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December 26, 2011 - Bolton 0 Newcastle 2 (Ben Arfa 69, Ba 71)
Bolton (4-4-2): Jussi Jaaskelainen; Dedryck Boyata, Zat Knight, Gary Cahill, Paul Robinson; Mark Davies, Fabrice Muamba (Chris Eagles 66), Nigel Reo-Coker, Martin Petrov; Ivan Klasnic (Kevin Davies 76), David Ngog (Tuncay 76)
Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor; Gabriel Obertan (Shola Ameobi 85), Yohan Cabaye (James Perch 88), Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best (Hatem Ben Arfa 61), Demba Ba
FULL RECORD v BOLTON
P117 W54 D21 L42 F204 A153
(Last six games - all competitions)
Newcastle - WWWWLD
Bolton - LWLWWL
Newcastle (v Swansea, Premier League): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye (Dan Gosling 73), Cheick Tiote (Ryan Taylor 46), Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba (Shane Ferguson 59)
Not used: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Shola Ameobi
Bolton (v Fulham, Premier League): Adam Bogdan; Sam Ricketts, David Wheater, Tim Ream, Marcos Alonso; Mark Davies, Nigel Reo-Coker, Darren Pratley (Kevin Davies 46); Ryo Miyaichi (Chris Eagles 46), David Ngog (Ivan Klasnic 60), Martin Petrov
Not used: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Gretar Steinsson, Zat Knight, Marvin Sordell
Newcastle - Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye are both doubtful after coming off during Friday's victory at Swansea. Danny Guthrie (calf) and Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring) are expected to remain sidelined, and they join Steven Taylor (Achilles), Sammy Ameobi (knee), Leon Best (knee), Peter Lovenkrands (thigh) and Sylvain Marveaux (hip and groin) on the treatment table.
Bolton - The Trotters have no fresh injury worries, with only Fabrice Muamba (cardiac arrest), Tyrone Mears (knee), Ricardo Gardner (thigh), Chung-Yong Lee (broken leg) and Stuart Holden (knee) ruled out, as they have been for some time.
A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager: "The stadium is going to be jumping on Monday. Hopefully we've got the energy levels to see that across the line, because if we win that we are going to be in a great position. Bolton have only got a two-day turnaround, so it's tough on them. Hopefully that will be an advantage for us."
Owen Coyle, Bolton manager: "It's a quick turnaround and Newcastle are on a strong run at the moment and have a bit of everything about them, but we will go there and be positive and get to our maximum. We have to go there and stand up and be counted, and if we do that there's no doube we can achieve points from the game."
Mike Jones (Cheshire) - 2011/12 record: 27 games, 104 yellow cards, nine red cards
PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS
Peter Beardsley, Tony Cunningham, Wyn Davies, Robbie Elliott, Les Ferdinand,Alan Gowling, Scott Sellars, Gary Speed, Alan Thompson
DID YOU KNOW?
Papiss Cisse has scored the first goal in five of his eight Premier League appearances.