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Four changes as Newcastle United dealt double injury blow - predicted starting XI v Southampton

Newcastle United’s predicted starting XI v Southampton - including four changes.

Newcastle United play their second game in three days as Southampton visit St James’ Park this afternoon (kick-off 2pm).

After humiliating Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 on Sunday, Eddie Howe recalled the likes of Matt Targett, Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson for Thursday night’s win at Everton. Wilson scored a brace, while Joelinton and Jacob Murphy also found the net.

Howe is again likely to make changes against Southampton with Dan Burn, Alexander Isak and Murphy among those under consideration. United, however, are expected to be without Sean Longstaff, who, as reported by NewcastleWorld, went for a scan on Friday.

Newcastle are already without Allan Saint-Maximin due to a hamstring issue.

Here’s the Newcastle United starting XI we’re predicting Howe to name:

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