Newcastle United news: Sels set for run-out, Elliot wins international recall

Newcastle United suffered a damaging Championship defeat to Fulham at the weekend.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 11:47 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:20 am
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Rafa Benitez's side were beaten 3-1 at St James's Park on Saturday.

The league leaders are only ahead of second-placed Brighton and Hove Ablion on goal difference ahead of Saturday's game against Birmingham City.

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Daryl Murphy came off the bench to score Newcastle's goal against Fulham.

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Also, have a look at our fan gallery from the game.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Matz Sels will play for Newcastle's Under-23s against West Ham United at St James's Park tonight (7pm kick-off).

Finally, it has been a busy day already for international call-ups.

Matt Ritchie and Grant Hanley have been called up by Scotland for a crucial World Cup qualifier, while Rob Elliot is in the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time since recovering from a serious knee injury.

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Ciaran Clark has also been named in Martin O'Neill's 39-man provisional squad for the March 24 qualifier against Wales despite limping off against Fulham with a knee injury. Murphy has also been included.