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Southampton opposition injury update: four players missing for Newcastle

We take a look at Saints’ opponents Newcastle and their team news ahead of Friday night

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Southampton are set to welcome Newcastle United to St Mary’s tonight.

While Saints have looked good of late as they sit fifth in the Premier League table, Southampton have a string of injuries - including key man Danny Ings.

Newcastle are no slouches, either. Steve Bruce has led his boyhood club to 11th in the table - two points behind Saints - after seven games and have snatched some decent results along the way.

TEAM NEWS: Danny Ings among missing players for Southampton against Newcastle

The Magpies have up to four players missing their long trip down to the South Coast on Friday night.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has an ankle injury, while Jonjo Shelvey is recovering from hernia surgery, Matt Ritchie has an injured shoulder, and Dwight Gayle is regaining fitness following a knee injury.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles is expected to feature after playing 90 minutes in last week’s 2-1 victory over Everton following a foot injury.