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Newcastle United team news and predicted XI vs West Ham United

All the latest team news from St James’ Park


Top four hopefuls Newcastle United travel to east London this week to take on relegation battlers West Ham United as both sides look to finish the season strongly.

The Magpies currently sit third in the Premier League, above both Manchester United and Tottenham on goal difference, but having played two games fewer than the Lilywhites.

Meanwhile, David Moyes’ side beat Southampton in a scrappy affair on Sunday, lifting themselves clear of the drop zone, but they still need 13 points to reach that magical 40 point barrier that usually indicates Premier League survival.

Both on very different trajectories and with roles reversed from 18 months ago, it is set to be a tense affair at the London Stadium with plenty on the line for both sides.

Here’s how we expect Eddie Howe’s side to line up and the latest injury news from St James’ Park.

Predicted XI

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Newcastle look to have avoided any serious injuries in their impressive 2-0 win over Manchester United, but still have a couple of longer term issues.

Emil Krafth remains sidelined for the season, while Ryan Fraser has been excluded from the squad. The biggest question mark remains over Miguel Almiron, who is expected to be out until the end of April with a thigh injury.

‘I think we’re four weeks off, maybe slightly less’, Howe explained ahead of the clash with the Red Devils.

The Magpies boss sounded positive on the idea that Willock could shake off a knock picked up against Manchester United in time for the game, however.

“I haven’t seen him this morning so it’s too early. I think we’re reasonably OK. There’s a few tired bodies in the squad. It was a really big, physical effort for us [against Manchester United]. Hopefully there’s nothing too major.”

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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