Barton close to comeback

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton could return for the final five games of the season.

The 26-year-old has not figured since fracturing a metatarsal in the 2-1 defeat at former club Manchester City on January 28.

However, caretaker boss Chris Hughton is hoping to have him back at the end of next month. He told nufcTV: "It's very much the case that we are looking at having Joey back for the last four or five matches."

He added: "It's been very frustrating for him and for us as well because he's a quality player.

"We have to cope with that, but when we get him back, that will be a big bonus for us."

Newcastle's final five games of a difficult campaign are Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Fulham at home and trips to Liverpool and Aston Villa.

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