Newcastle lose Smith to injury

Managerless Newcastle United's problems deepened on Friday when it was confirmed former England forward Alan Smith will be sidelined for three months with a stress fracture in his foot.

Smith joins an injury list that also includes Jonas Gutierrez, Habib Beye, Mark Viduka and Jose Enrique, while caretaker manager Chris Hughton is also without suspended duo Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie for Saturday's trip to West Ham United.

Winger Damien Duff is fit again after a knee injury, however, and Nigeria forward Obafemi Martins looks set to make the squad after resuming training on Thursday.