Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed he will be looking into claims that Leon Best and Stephen Ireland were spotted in a Newcastle nightclub.
The Magpies slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, sinking without a trace at the Britannia Stadium.
Injured duo Best and Ireland were unavailable for the fixture and allegedly spent an evening in a Tyneside nightclub.
Pardew said: "That is a situation I have to look at on Monday morning. It is news to me.
"It is not an ideal situation when you have a game on Saturday even though they are injured. I will look at that."
Ireland has often been involved in controversial situations throughout his career, and the on-loan Aston Villa man has yet to make an appearance for Newcastle.