Albion are likely to be without Bruno and Will Buckley again for Saturday's FA Cup tie at home to Newcastle.

  The right-back (Achilles) and right winger (hamstring) have yet to resume training.

  Buckley's late goal at The Amex knocked Newcastle out in the fourth round last year.

  Boss Gus Poyet has vowed to field the strongest side available to him in the quest for a repeat.

  He told The Argus: "Apart from when we were in League One and convinced the only thing that mattered was getting up, in the rest of the years we were fair with the cups. We played the best team on the day.

  "This one is tricky because it is on TV against a Premiership team, so you cannot be silly and not play your best team. We are going to play with the best we have.

  "If Bruno is fit he will play. I'm not going to say it is maybe better to leave him until the week after. It is the same with Bucker but the problem is they are both not training today."

  Jake Forster-Caskey and Romain Vincelot have returned from their loan spells with Oxford and Gillingham respectively ahead of Newcastle's visit.

  Forster-Caskey, 18, was in the starting line-up against the Toon for last year's upset.

  Poyet said: "He is back and training with us today. We will have a nice chat. I got very nice phone calls from both managers of Oxford and Gillingham thanking us for the behaviour and professionalism of the players.

  "We will have a look at how much he has improved, how strong he is. I don't care about age, I only care about the performances, so we will look carefully at Jake and Romain as well."

  Meanwhile, Albion remain in negotiations with Matt Sparrow over a financial settlement on the six months left on his contract.