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Posted on 21 January 2011  - 12:00

Steven Pienaar goes straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Newcastle United.

Team news

Steven Pienaar goes straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Newcastle United.

The midfielder, signed from Everton earlier this week, trained with his new team-mates for the first time today (Friday, January 21) and travels to St James Park.

Harry Redknapp reported that Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Wilson Palacios were doubts for the trip to the north-east.

"Benoit and Wilson both have knee injuries," said Harry on Friday morning. "Wilson is coming out to have a loosener (in training) and we'll wait and see on both of them."

Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Ledley King (groin) remain sidelined.