To be played on Saturday 6th February 2016 at 15:00. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle
Odds: Newcastle 21/20, Draw 12/5, West Brom 11/4
Newcastle United will be looking for a much-needed victory as they take on West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies were hammered 3-0 away at Everton on Wednesday night, leaving them two points adrift of safety with 14 games to play.
Manager Steve McClaren has a real defensive crisis on his hands, having seen Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett both limp off with injuries against Everton, before centre back Jamaal Lascelles was sent off.
All three will miss this weekend's game, meaning Steven Taylor is in line to play for the first time since the 22nd of August alongside Fabricio Coloccini in the heart of defence, whilst either Rolando Aarons or Kevin Mbabu are likely to start at left back.
Andros Townsend is set for a home debut whilst Seydou Doumbia is likely to get a run out from the bench, with either Aleksandar Mitrovic or Ayoze Perez starting up front.
For West Brom, they head into the game having drawn 1-1 at home to Swansea City in midweek, with Salomon Rondon scoring a last-gasp leveller for the Baggies.
Tony Pulis also has an injury blow in the form of Jonny Evans, who will miss the game, meaning that Craig Dawson could switch to left back and Craig Gardner to right back.
New signing Alex Pritchard could feature having been an unused substitute against Swansea, but is likely to join Saido Berahino on the bench again.
West Brom sit eight points clear of the drop zone, meaning they aren't quite safe just yet, and can push themselves further clear with a win on Tyneside this weekend.
- Robert Elliot
- Fabricio Coloccini
- Daryl Janmaat
- Steven Taylor
- Rolando Aarons
- Henri Saivet
- Jonjo Shelvey
- Moussa Sissoko
- Andros Townsend
- Georginio Wijnaldum
- Aleksandar Mitrovic
- Ben Foster
- Craig Dawson
- Jonas Olsson
- Gareth McAuley
- Darren Fletcher
- Craig Gardner
- James McClean
- Stéphane Sessegnon
- Claudio Yacob
- Salomón Rondón
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