Newcastle midfielder Stephen Ireland has been ruled out of the final four games of the season with an ankle injury.
The on-loan Aston Villa man sustained the problem during Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Blackpool. The Magpies confirmed in a statement this afternoon that he will be unavailable for the remainder of the campaign after having the injury assessed by the club's medical staff.
The 24-year-old has made two appearances for the Tynesiders since his January arrival from Villa Park, coming off the bench against both Manchester United and Blackpool.
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