Newcastle will be aiming for their fourth consecutive Premier League victory when they face West Bromwich Albion in Saturday’s late kick-off.
After highly impressive wins over Chelsea and Tottenham, Newcastle made it three in a row against Norwich City in their previous game thanks to two first half goals. This run of results has seen them climb to eighth in the table, just four points behind second placed Liverpool, and has eased the pressure considerably on manager Alan Pardew.
Despite seeing his side lose just one of their last nine Premier League matches, West Brom Head Coach Steve Clarke will be frustrated that they are not in the top half, after a late Chelsea penalty forced them to settle for a point just before the international break, and Aston Villa came from 2-0 down to draw at the Hawthorns on Monday, in a game which Albion dominated for long periods.
Mathieu Debuchy returns for Newcastle after serving a one-match ban, while Jonas Gutierrez is pushing for a return after a long spell on the sidelines.
Goalkeeper Ben Foster is still out for West Brom, who are again likely to be without Billy Jones and Scott Sinclair. Left-back Liam Ridgewell faces a race against time to be fit, after missing out against Aston Villa due to a calf injury.
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