Newcastle United news: England star steps up Euros bid v Toon, manager latest, fitness boost

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Newcastle United’s fight against relegation has been given a lift with some good news on the injury front – while an England star is ready to step up his injury return against them.

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to turn out against the Magpies’ Under-21s tomorrow.

The playmaker has been out for the majority of the season, but hasn;t given up hope of making Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the Euros this summer.

However, the main focus this weekend will be on St Mary’s Stadium as Newcastle take on Southampton, and they could be boosted by the return of skipper Fabricio Coloccini.

The Argentine and fellow defender Paul Dummett have stepped up their training this week.

Miles Starforth has the latest on wheher they will be fit to face the Saints here.

Elsewhere, Peter Whalen has been taking a look at which managers could replace Rafa Benitez in the summer if Newcastle fall into the Championship.

Here’s his leading six contenders.

Elsewhere, Andros Townsend has told the club’s official website that the players are focused on ‘seven cup finals’ now.

He added: “We’ve got a good group of players who have all been there and done it and played for their countries. We have that confidence and the extra confidence to know that we can score goals when needed is obviously an extra boost and we’ll take that into Saturday.”