20 May 2009

Newcastle will be without Bassong for last match

5:59 am on 20 May 2009

Newcastle United will be without French defender Sebastian Bassong when they play for their English Premier League football survival against Aston Villa this weekend.

The 22-year-old was sent off by referee Howard Webb for a foul on Fulham defender Diomansy Kamara last week and the club have lost their appeal.

Bassong will also miss the first match of next season because he was also sent off against Wigan Athletic in December.

Newcastle go into their final match in 18th place of the 20 clubs, just one point behind Hull City and two adrift of Sunderland.