Football - Downing faces Anelka call

West Brom caretaker boss Keith Downing must decide whether to stick with striker Nicolas Anelka for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League match against Newcastle.

Anelka is being investigated by the Football Association following his controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration in the 3-3 draw against West Ham, but remains free to play for now.

Striker Shane Long is expected to be fit after missing the last two games with a calf strain, while Downing is also confident over winger Chris Brunt (back), but striker Victor Anichebe (groin) remains a big doubt.