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France international 'ready' to face Wolves at the Sports Direct Arena this weekend after missing the Magpies' last three games due to a suspension picked up in the FA Cup

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is looking to hit the ground running as he returns to first team action against Wolves this weekend.

The Magpies' schemer has enjoyed an impressive first season in England under Alan Pardew but has been frustrated at having to watch the last three games from the sidelines after being sent off in his side's FA Cup defeat at Brighton last month.

"Three matches out was so long for me, and then another week without a fixture as well," Cabaye told Newcastle's official website.

"It was very frustrating how it happened at Brighton, but that is football and I have learned from it.

"I have worked hard to be ready and fit again. During my time out I have been training with the team as normal but also training on my own at home.

"I wanted to stay as fit as possible so have been running and using the gym at home. If the manager selects me against Wolves I will be ready."

Newcastle's last match saw them suffer their heaviest defeat of the season, losing 5-0 at Tottenham but the 26-year-old is keen to forget that as his side move on.

Cheick Tiote is also set to return to Pardew's line-up and while the former Lille man believes his side can be a match for any team in the division at the Sports Direct Arena, he is wary of the threat a managerless Wolves pose following the sacking of Mick McCarthy.

He continued: "The most important thing is just to think about Wolves. We have to forget what happened at Tottenham and keep moving forward.

"I saw that they have changed their manager, so I don't know what they will be like now, but no game in the Premier League is easy.

"We will play with good spirit and to win the game, and we will go out there with only that in our minds.

"It is important to win at home - that is it. We know the two next games are very difficult, but at home I think we can beat every team if our spirit is good and if we want to compete."

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