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Newcastle United fear late injury blow v Crystal Palace as nine ruled out & two doubtful - gallery

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace early team news: Nine players ruled out as duo rated doubtful.

Newcastle United are set to welcome back Joelinton for this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at St James’ Park (kick-off 3pm).

The Brazilian has missed the last two matches against Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham United after picking up a hamstring injury less than five minutes after being introduced as a substitute at home to Burnley.

The two-week international break has given Joelinton time to recover. United head coach Eddie Howe is “confident” the 27-year-old will return to the match day squad versus The Eagles.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Howe said: “He’s trained well. He’s done a lot of work so I’m confident, as I sit here now, he’s going to be OK and return to the form we know he can produce.

“He’s a huge player for us. We did have a few injuries, not everything’s cleared up and we’re not in perfect order but we’re certainly looking a little bit better.”

While Joelinton’s expected return is a boost, Howe still remains without some key players, while a couple more are doubts heading into today’s game.

Palace too have their fair amount of injury problems. Here’s the latest injury news from both camps:

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