Key Newcastle United man reveals fresh injury problem - decides if he's playing v Aston Villa

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Newcastle United face a quick turnaround as they visit Aston Villa in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier has declared himself fit for Tuesday night's Premier League clash away to Aston Villa (kick-off 8:15pm).

The England international withdrew in the latter stages of Newcastle's 2-0 win at Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Trippier received treatment from the physio before being replaced by Emil Krafth. The 33-year-old has been managing a groin issue but has played down fears of him missing the visit to Villa Park.

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"I'm fine, I've been managing a groin problem but it's nothing serious, nothing at all," said Trippier. "Just precaution really but I'm feeling fine, feeling all right and I'll be fine for the next game."

The former Tottenham Hotspur full-back also shut down talk of a potential exit from St James' Park this month. Trippier was the subject of a £13million bid from Bayern Munich earlier this week, which was rejected.

"There's no place I'd rather be," Trippier told BBC Radio Newcastle. "There's been a lot of speculation about me recently but, as always, I'm committed here. 100% committed, as I have been since I first signed."

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"It's over," the 33-year-old said on Bayern's pursuit. "As I've said before, I'm committed. I've had a nice break with my family and I'm not worrying about anything. I'm committed to the club - they've done a lot for me and I want to give back.

"I've been quiet but not thrown my toys out of the pram or anything. I'm happy here, like I've always said, and want to give everything for the club."

"I'm old enough now and have been around the block," added Trippier. "At my age, I can only take it [Bayern's interest] as a compliment. I'm here now and want to give everything for Newcastle.

"Unsettling? No, because I'm a professional. I'm experienced and try to block all the noise out."

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