Newcastle United face off against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Monday night at Molineux.

The Magpies will be looking to move further away from the relegation zone but will be aware that they will face a tough test against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who have impressed this season.

Wolves won the last encounter played between the sides this season at St James Park and if they win on Monday, they would have achieved the League double against their opponents for the first time since 1991-92, according to BBC Sport. 

Newcastle can however take heart from the fact that they are unbeaten during their past four away games against Wolves in all competitions.

As things stand, Rafa Benitez’s side are in 17th position on the standings and are only above the relegation zone on goal difference as they are level on points 18th placed Southampton. Both clubs have 24 points apiece.

Miguel Almiron who arrived at Newcastle last month from MLS club Atlanta United could be set to make a debut for the club, according to BBC.

The Paraguayan international is highly-rated and it is hoped that he will add creativity to the Magpies midfield as well as assist the strikers in adding more goals. The only side this season who have so far scored fewer goals than Newcastle’s 21 is bottom of the lot Huddersfield Town.

The report added that the trio of Paul Dummett, Mohamed Diame and Ki Sung-yeung have all returned from injury. Meanwhile, Yoshinori Muto is also available for selection again after returning from international duty following the end of the Asian Cup.


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