A triple training ground concern has Newcastle United expecting to start with a starting lineup against AC Milan.

Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle United, has not disclosed many details regarding injuries in the lead-up to tonight’s Champions League final at home against AC Milan (kick-off 8pm).
To advance to the round of 16, the Magpies must defeat Milan at St. James’ Park and Paris Saint-Germain must lose to Borussia Dortmund by a margin of points.

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Ten senior players were absent from United’s Sunday loss to Tottenham Hotspur. Howe declined to downplay rumors about Sean Longstaff, Anthony Gordon, and Martin Dubravka’s fitness before their match against Milan.
In front of the TV cameras, the three missed Tuesday morning’s training session. When questioned about each player, Howe was predictably evasive.

Howe answered, “Yes and no, you can read whatever you want into it.” We’re obviously trying to manage players as it’s been two days since the game, and we’ll see who’s fit for tomorrow. I simply didn’t give you anything there.”
In response to a question regarding Dubravka’s injury status, Howe stated, “That is slightly unclear. “That does, in fact, place former Liverpool goalie Loris Karius on standby; however, given that he has already lost No. 1 Nick Pope to injury, Howe is hesitant to rotate his goalkeepers.

“It’s not a position I want to rotate to be honest,” stated Howe. As that has always been my method of working with my defensive structure, the team gains from having a stable back four and goalkeeper. Let’s wait and see what tomorrow brings, though.

The Newcastle starting XI Howe is expected to name is as follows, per NewcastleWorld:


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