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Leeds United team news and predicted XI vs Newcastle United

All the latest team news from Elland Road ahead of a must win game

Leeds United will likely need to take two results from their final three Premier League games to avoid relegation from the top flight this season, but face a tricky fixture list and begin that quest with a home tie against high-flying Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

Sam Allardyce’s arrival saw a more solid outfit fall to a narrow defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad in his first game in charge, and results around them left the Yorkshire side 19th in the table, and two points from safety.

They face a Newcastle side that are on course for Champions League football next season, and have won three of their last five games, before games against Tottenham and West Ham round out their season.

And, needing in all likelihood six points to secure safety, a defeat against the Magpies would leave them on the verge of dropping back into the Championship.

Here’s how we expect Sam Allardyce to line his side up, and the latest team news from Elland Road.

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Predicted XI

Team News

Leeds United escaped any further injuries in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City that marked the beginning of Sam Allardyce’s tenure, but still face several major issues.

Also out for the remainder of the season is Luis Sinisterra, it was confirmed a fortnight ago. ‘‘Luis will be out for the rest of the season. I think it’s something in his ankle, a ligament’, then Leeds boss Javi Gracia explained.

Central defender Liam Cooper is also absent, and quite when he will return remains a mystery. “I have no idea [if he will play again this season]”, Allardyce explained last week. “There’s no disrespect but injuries; I haven’t really focused on that. I was told he wouldn’t be fit for this game.”

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