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Newcastle United v Wolves early team news: Key man suffers injury in FA Cup game as seven ruled out

Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers early team news ahead of the Premier League clash at St James' Park.

Newcastle United host Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James' Park in what could prove to be a pivotal game in the race foe European football.

After Eddie Howe's side lost 4-1 away to Arsenal last weekend, Wolves jumped one place ahead of the Magpies in the Premier League table following their 1-0 win over relegation threatened Sheffield United.

It means Gary O'Neil's side are in ninth, one place and one point better off than United, who haven't won at home since beating Fulham 3-0 on December 16.

By contrast, Wolves have been outstanding on their travels of late, beating the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Brenford while avoiding defeat since they visited West Ham United on December 17.

Both teams head into the game having progressed into the last eight of the FA Cup in midweek. Newcastle required penalties to advance past Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Twenty four hours later, Wolves beat Brighton and Hove Albion at Molineux via Mario Lemina's second minute goal.

It all makes for an interesting encounter on Tyneside and here, NewcastleWorld takes you through the early team news from both camps:

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