Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye will contest a violent conduct charge handed out by the Football Association.

The Frenchman was charged yesterday following an incident in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round loss at Brighton & Hove Albion in which he allegedly kicked out at Seagulls defender Adam El-Abd.

Cabaye was given until 6pm on Tuesday to contest the ban, which he has done, and is now available for tomorrow night's trip to Blackburn Rovers.

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