Fabricio Coloccini is ready to return for Newcastle United.

Coloccini returns from a 12-game lay-off to face former Toon favourites Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan at West Ham United on Saturday.

The Argentina international has been absent after breaking a bone in his back. Coloccini, who returned to South America as part of his treatment, was expected to be back to face West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool, but was not deemed match fit.