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Newcastle United Vs Ipswich Town, Sat 24 Apr 2010

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is hopeful Argentinian duo Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez will return for the Coca-Cola Championship celebrations against Ipswich.

Both missed the 2-0 win at Plymouth on Monday night which clinched the title but Coloccini (hamstring) and Gutierrez (thigh) were due to train on Friday and have a chance of lining up against Town.

However, defender Fitz Hall, who aggravated a hamstring problem at Home Park, has been ruled out.

A mystery bug swept through the dressing room ahead of the Plymouth game and midfielder Kevin Nolan was ill on the pitch but Hughton has reported a clean bill of health.

Only Hall and Steven Taylor, who was close to a return from a knee injury when he allegedly suffered a broken jaw in a training ground incident, remain on the sidelines.

Ipswich manager Roy Keane is without on-loan Sunderland striker David Healy for the trip to St James`s Park.

Healy missed the 1-1 draw with Doncaster last weekend due to a knee injury and he may have played his final game for Town.

Fellow Sunderland loanee Daryl Murphy is fine to continue in attack, however, as he looks to end a six-game goal drought at the home of his parent club's biggest rivals.

A third ex-Black Cat Carlos Edwards will miss out as he is still recovering from chicken pox.

Former England goalkeeper Richard Wright was back on the bench last weekend after nearly five months on the sidelines with a knee injury and he should continue but Damien Delaney is out.

The defender will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury so youngster Tommy Smith will continue.

Keane named four members of his youth side on the bench last time out and may again give Troy Brown, Tom Eastman, Billy Clarke and Luke Hyam a taste of the first team.

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