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Newcastle United v Leicester City: Here is the latest injury and team news ahead of the Premier League match at St James’ Park (8pm kick-off).

Newcastle head into the game knowing at least a point would be enough to guarantee a top four finish and Champions League football for next season. But anything less than a win for Leicester would keep them in the Premier League relegation zone heading into the final day where they host West Ham United.

The Magpies consolidated third place with a 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday evening but the victory was not without cost as midfielder Joe Willock went off with a hamstring injury during the match while Joelinton also took a knock. Willock was spotted on crutches after the match and there are fears his season could be over with two games left to play.

Jacob Murphy also missed the match with a groin issue and is a doubt for Monday’s match while Sean Longstaff is unlikely to feature. There are also several other players whose season has been declared over.

“We’ve got a few concerns,” head coach Eddie Howe said in his pre-match press conference. “The lads gave so much yesterday to the game. They’ve given a lot to the season physically.

“It looks like Joe may be in trouble with his hamstring. We might lose him for the season, but that’s unclear as it sit here now. Fingers crossed our team’s going to be strong.”

19th placed Leicester also have several injury concerns heading into the match.

Here are the doubts and outs for both sides heading into tonight’s big game at St James’ Park...

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