Newcastle striker sends message to fans on Twitter ahead of Southampton clash

Newcastle United will take on Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon.

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez has taken to social networking site Twitter to thank the travelling fans.

The Magpies will take on Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League this afternoon.

Perez has taken to Twitter to show his appreciation for the Newcastle supporters who are travelling to the game today.

Newcastle are having a poor season and are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship.

Rafael Benitez’s side are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 25 points from 31 matches.

The Magpies are six points behind 17th-placed Norwich and have a game in hand, but they need to get something from today’s match.

Meanwhile, Southampton currently find themselves seventh in the standings with 47 points from 32 matches.

Ronald Koeman’s side are seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and have an outside chance of making it into the top four.

The Saints will head into the match against Newcastle on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium.

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