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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will be without a host of injured players against Newcastle.

Wilfried Bony and Angel Rangel are sidelined with injuries suffered against Valencia, while Michu has not fully recovered from an ankle injury, meaning Alvaro Vazquez will again lead the line.

Garry Monk is also out but Michel Vorm could be back from a knee problem while Leon Britton is back in contention following a toe injury.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has no fresh injury problems ahead of the trip to Swansea.

Indeed, Pardew has the likes of Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cissé, who did not make the starting line-up for Saturday’s 2-1 home win over West Brom, desperate to force their way into contention.

In addition, Massadio Haïdara, Paul Dummett, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and Sammy Ameobi all started Monday afternoon’s 1-1 Under-21s’ draw with Chelsea as they push for senior involvement.

Newcastle can match Arsenal’s 2013-14 record of five consecutive Premier League wins if they take all three points at Swansea and few would bet against Alan Pardew’s men, particularly as the home side seem strangely inept at home these days.

A win could take Newcastle into the top four while the Welshmen are in danger of dropping closer to the trapdoor.

It could be a nervous night for the Swans.

Stat of the game: Swansea City have won just one of their last 11 league matches at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City (Possible, 4-1-3-2): Vorm; Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies; Canas; De Guzman, Shelvey, Hernandez; Pozuelo, Vazquez.
Out: Michu (ankle), Monk (knee), Bony (hamstring), Rangel (calf).
Tests: Vorm (knee), Britton (toe).

Newcastle United (Possible, 4-4-2): Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Sissoko, Tioté, Cabaye, Gouffran; Sh Ameobi, Rémy.
Out: R Taylor (knee).

Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 11, R0 Y29.

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