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Newcastle v Southampton: match preview

A big day beckons for Adam Armstrong. Born and bred in Newcastle and part of his hometown club’s academy from the age of nine, the Southampton striker was devastated to be told he was not good enough to make the grade at St James’ Park. That was three years ago when Armstrong was sold to Blackburn in a transfer that would prove the making of him and preface this summer’s £15m switch to Southampton. Now he can show his former employer – and Steve Bruce’s side are not only winless so far this season but have scored just two goals in 270 minutes – precisely what they are missing. Louise Taylor

Saturday 3pm

Venue St James’ Park

Last season Newcastle 3 Southampton 2

Referee Paul Tierney

This season G2 Y6 R0 3 cards/game

Odds H 8-5 A 2-1 D 28-11

Subs from Gillespie, Darlow, Dummett, Murphy, Schär, Krafth, Lewis, Hendrick, Hayden, Joelinton, Gayle, Fraser

Doubtful Hayden, Dummett (match fitness)

Injured Dubravka (foot, Oct), Darlow (match fitness, unknown), Shelvey (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form LL

Leading scorers Murphy, Wilson 1

Subs from Lewis, Forster, Diallo, Obafemi, Redmond, Stephens, Simeu, Broja, Valery, Djenepo, Walker-Peters

Doubtful None

Injured McQueen (knee, unknown), Smallbone (knee, unknown), S Armstrong (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y2 R0

Form LD

Leading scorer A Armstrong 1