Newcastle United's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (C) looks on during the warm up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on March 12, 2021.

Liam Kennedy's Newcastle United starting XI for crucial Premier League relegation scrap at Brighton – with three HUGE selection calls

Newcastle United head to the south coast this evening looking to record their first win in five weeks against fellow Premier League strugglers Brighton and Hove Albion, who are fresh off the back of three precious points of their own.

The Magpies are unbeaten in three but having taken just three points from those fixtures, Steve Bruce’s United need a whole lot more if they’re to get themselves out of a relegation-sized hole.

Here’s what team our writer Liam Kennedy would pick at the Amex.

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