Date: 15th April 2006 at 1:17pm
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Alan Pardew does not plan on fielding the same starting XI against Manchester City and Middlesbrough, though his hand could be forced to a degree by injuries.

Anton Ferdinand (hip), Matthew Etherington (calf) and Nigel Reo-Coker (ankle) are all doubts and will not be risked in either league game if they are not 100% fit.

Clive Clarke and Elliott Ward have also been struggling this week but should be available, while Christian Dailly is a week away from full fitness.