Newcastle boss ponders changes

Chris Hughton has a welcome selection headache as his table-toppers prepare to face Nottingham Forest.

Peter Lovenkrands, Alan Smith, Mike Williamson, Jose Enrique and Shola Ameobi have all returned to training in recent days and all come into contention for the live TV fixture.

Both Newcastle and Forest will have been buoyed by West Brom's failure to take three points from their trip to Reading on Saturday, the Toon knowing that a win on Monday will see them take a big step towards the title, the Reds looking to keep alive their hopes of automatic promotion.