Newcastle United v Southampton Carabao Cup team news: Eight out & three doubts as player returns - gallery
Here is some early team news ahead of Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Southampton at St James’s Park
Newcastle take a slender 1-0 lead into the second leg as they aim to reach their first cup final this century and first at the new Wembley Stadium. Eddie Howe’s side have a free weekend as a result of being knocked out of the FA Cup while Southampton host Blackpool before making the long journey up north for Tuesday night’s semi-final tie (8pm kick-off).
The Magpies won the first leg at St Mary’s thanks to a second half strike by Joelinton. Southampton’s Duje Caleta-Car was sent off late on for a second bookable offence during the match but will serve his one-match suspension against Blackpool this weekend before being back in contention on Tuesday night.
As it stands, Newcastle have no fresh injury concerns to worry about heading into the match while Saints winger Moussa Djenepo is a doubt after being used as a concussion substitute during the match at St Mary’s earlier in the week.
The backdrop of deadline day also leaves certain players unavailable. Jonjo Shelvey is set to secure a move to Nottingham Forest and was likely to be ruled out for the match due to a calf injury regardless.
January signings Anthony Gordon and Harrison Ashby are set to watch the match from the stands. Gordon is also cup tied having appeared in the competition for Everton in the earlier rounds.
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