Newcastle United double injury concern as four Leeds United players ruled out — team news

Leeds United v Newcastle United team news ahead of Saturday’s meeting at Elland Road.

Newcastle United take on relegation-threatened Leeds United on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 12:30pm) hoping to bounce back from Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.

The Magpies’ 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. Three wins 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 win 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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