Steve Bruce takes his men to the London Stadium without star defender Fabian Schar, while the game comes around too soon for Matt Ritchie and Florian Lejeune.
Andy Carroll is BACK to face his old side, but is likely to remain on the bench.
For all the build-up, team news, match action and reaction stay tuned. Our NUFC writers are in place – Miles Starforth down south and Liam Kennedy back on Tyneside – ahead of this Premier League clash.
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