Both Sven Botman and Joelinton were a doubt ahead of the visit to the Amex Stadium after limping out of the defeat to 10-man Liverpool last Sunday. Botman landed awkwardly on his ankle after challenging for a header, while Joelinton picked up a knee problem.
Neither player had trained prior to Eddie Howe’s pre-match press conference on Friday morning and the Magpies’ head coach revealed a late call would be made on their fitness.
Joelinton has been passed fit but Botman misses out. In the Dutchman’s place, Matt Targett comes in at left-back with Dan Burn moved into the centre of defence alongside Fabian Schar.
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