COLOCCINI RULED OUT

The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that both Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini are major doubts for the match against Manchester United during the weekend. The Newcastle United manager has seen the captain Fabricio Coloccini play only three matches so far this campaign.

HUGHES CHASING HEINZE

QPR manager Mark Hughes is looking to improve the defence of the club and is targeting the former Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze, who is available on a free transfer after being released from his contract at the Italian club Roma.