Newcastle new-boy Remy ruled out of West Ham clash

The Frenchman has been sidelines with a calf injury since completing his loan move from QPR, with the Magpies toothless in his absence against Manchester City

Loic Remy looks set to miss Newcastle's clash with West Ham on Saturday, but could make his debut against Fulham next weekend.

A calf injury prevented the on-loan QPR striker from featuring in Monday's 4-0 defeat at Manchester City, with manager Alan Pardew expecting to be without him when West Ham head north this weekend.

Newcastle looked toothless in attack at the Etihad Stadium and Pardew endured an evening to forget as defender Steven Taylor was sent off and Jonas Gutierrez hobbled off with the recurrence of a leg problem.

The availability of Remy, who scored six times in 14 Premier League appearances for QPR last term, would be a welcome boost for Pardew, but he will have to wait to see the 26-year-old in competitive action.

"We have Loic Remy coming back and he is two weeks away," said Pardew.

"Maybe he might make the Fulham game. The West Ham game is a bridge too far."

The heavy defeat at City leaves Newcastle propping up the rest of the Premier League after the opening weekend of the season.