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The 18 Newcastle United players spotted in training ahead of AC Milan - and 12 that weren't

The Newcastle United players spotted in training ahead of AC Milan Champions League clash - and the ones that weren't.

Newcastle United are preparing for Wednesday night's Champions League decider against AC Milan at St James' Park (kick-off 8pm).

After losing 4-1 to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Eddie Howe's men were back at their Benton training base on Tuesday morning planning for Milan. The TV cameras were invited to film the opening 15 minutes of training and footage provided an update on the state of Howe's squad.

United were without 10 senior players for the visit to North London as their injury crisis continues to take its toll. But there's no room to rest as the game come quick and fast.

The Magpies must beat Milan and hope Paris Saint-Germain drop points away to Borussia Dortmund in order to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. A draw for Newcastle would be enough to secure a place in the Europa League but a defeat would see them exit Europe altogether.

Here's a full list of players who trained ahead of facing Milan and those who weren't spotted:

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