Breaking injury news sees two doubts & seven ruled out of Leeds United v Newcastle United

The latest Leeds United and Newcastle United team news ahead of this weekend’s meeting at Elland Road.

Newcastle United have received some very encouraging injury news as they prepare to face Leeds United in Saturday’s 12:30 Premier League kick-off.

Sean Longstaff was sent to see a specialist on Tuesday after missing home matches against Southampton and Arsenal because of a foot issue.

After sustaining the injury during the 4-1 win at Everton on April 27, head coach Eddie Howe thought “it was a standard injury” before it was feared “there may be a chance of something more serious”.

And following further assessment, it is understood the 25-year-old has not picked up a serious injury i.e. broken a bone. He remains a doubt for the visit to Elland Road but is in line to return for remaining fixtures against Brighton, Leicester City and Chelsea.

Despite losing 2-0 to Arsenal on Sunday, Newcastle’s Champions League challenge remains firmly in their own hands but Liverpool’s upturn in form has brought some cause for worry.

Following back-to-back wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford, Jurgen Klopp’s fifth-place side sit three points behind Newcastle, though they do have a game in hand.

Howe & Co know the task at hand. Seven points from their remaining four games will mathematically guarantee a top-four finish, and a return to Europe’s elite for the first time in 20 years.

Leeds, meanwhile, are fighting to save their Premier League status and have called upon former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce. His reign started with a 2-1 loss at Manchester City on Saturday.

Here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at the latest team news from both camps, including two doubts and seven absences.

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