Crystal Palace vs Newcastle LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

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Bruce on Wilson

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce is excited about the return of Callum Wilson who is back fit after a recent injury forced him to miss Newcastle’s match against Chelsea. Bruce said: 

“As we speak now, he’ll be fit. He’s trained all week,

“We didn’t think we could risk him (against Chelsea), so he will be available which obviously we’re delighted about.

“Already he’s made a difference. He’s got six goals already in eight games in the Premier League so we’re delighted with his return.

“We have got one or two other niggles. We have one or two problems with COVID, so we have to manage that as well, but we’re delighted to see Callum back.”

Head to head

Newcastle are winless in their five most recent trips to Selhurst Park, in the Premier League, with three draws and two losses. 

However, Crystal Palace have lost 14 of their last 16 Premier League fixtures without Wilfried Zaha, who misses tonight’s match.

That being said, the last seven meetings between the two sides have only produced seven goals so we may not be in for a thriller.

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace remain without Wilfried Zaha who is still isolating after testing positive for coronavirus 

Luka Milivojevic is also out of contention as he serves the final game of a three-match ban.

For Newcastle, top scorer Callum Wilson returns after missing the defeat by Chelsea with a hamstring injury.

Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey may feature after recovering from recent injuries but Jamaal Lascelles is doubtful and Ryan Fraser remains out.

TEAM NEWS IMPENDING

We’ll have the official line-ups for you shortly.

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