Newcastle United team news: Sean Longstaff returns to starting XI

Longstaff has recovered from a foot injury and is giving the Magpies a huge boost in their hunt for the point they need to guarantee Champions League football next season.

The midfielder replaces the injured Joe Willock, making the only change from the side that started last Thursday’s 4-1 win against Brighton.

Longstaff will play in three with Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton in midfield, while Miguel Almiron and Alexander Isak will play on either side of Callum Wilson in attack.

Leicester manager Dean Smith has announced the changes to move his side out of the bottom three. Midfield duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are both on the bench.

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Isak.

Substitutes: Dubravka, Dummett, Gordon, Saint-Maximin, Lewis, Targett, Murphy, Anderson, Miley.

LEICESTER (3-4-1-2): Iversen; Faes, Souttar, Evans; Castagne, Ndidi, Soumare, Thomas; Tielemans; Iheanacho, Vardy.

Substitutes: Smithies, Barnes, Maddison, Kristiansen, Amartey, Daka, Mendy, Praet, Tete. Newcastle United team news: Sean Longstaff returns to starting XI

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