Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley will attend their clash with Everton tonight.

The Daily Mail says Ashley will watch his third successive game at St James' Park in a defiant show of support for banned manager Alan Pardew.

While Pardew will watch Tuesday night's Barclays Premier League game against Everton, and the third and final match of his stadium ban, from his office at the club training ground on the other side of Newcastle, Ashley will return to his seat in the directors' box.

It may not seem like a significant gesture but prior to the first game of the suspension, their defeat at Fulham, Ashley had not been seen at a Newcastle game since September.

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