When do Newcastle United have to name their 25-man Premier League squad?

D-Day is nearing for Eddie Howe in relation to Newcastle United’s 25-man Premier League squad.

It’s decision time for Newcastle United and Eddie Howe.

The head coach will have to chop THREE players from the 28 he has available in order to submit his Magpies 25-man squad for the remainder of the Premier League season.

And here’s an explainer on when it needs done by - and who is most likely at risk.

What is Newcastle United’s current 25-man squad?

GOALKEEPERS: Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Mark Gillespie

DEFENDERS: Paul Dummett, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Ciaran Clark, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez

MIDFIELDERS: Jacob Murphy, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick, Joelinton, Joe Willock

FORWARDS: Ryan Fraser, Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Dwight Gayle

Who will DEFINITELY miss out?

Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United saves a penalty in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Two of the 25 from the first half of the season have already left the squad, dropping the number down to 23.

Freddie Woodman departed for Bournemouth on loan, while Jeff Hendrick also secured a temporary switch to QPR.

What other players are at risk?

Having added five players - and with only two spots available in the 25-man squad - there looks to be three players who will have to be left out.

Those who are left out cannot represent the Magpies in the Premier League for the rest of the season. And with United also being out of the FA Cup, that means no games for anyone outside the 25.

The players who look to be at the most risk are, as follows, Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis, Emil Krafth, Isaac Hayden and Dwight Gayle.

As per reports elsewhere, the trio most likely to get the chop are Clark, Lewis and currently injured Hayden.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool competing with Isaac Hayden of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on December 16, 2021 in Liverpool, England.

And when will the new 25-man squad be named?

This is where things get a little ambiguous.

When NewcastleWorld asked the Premier League for guidance they suggested that the announcement will be made by the end of this calendar week, likely by Friday.

Clubs will submit their lists over the coming days and they will subsequently be published on the Premier League website.