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NEWCASTLE are in desperate need of three points as they welcome Aston Villa to the North East tonight.

Steve Bruce's men start this game just one point above the Premier League drop-zone, while Villa can go level on points with 8th-placed Liverpool if they win.

  • Kick-off time: 8pm GMT
  • TV channel: BT Sport 1
  • Live stream: BT Sport App/ee customers watch free
  • Newcastle XI: To follow
  • Aston Villa XI: To follow

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  • William Pugh

    EM-BELIEVABLE

    Dean Smith will be without Jack Grealish on Tyneside tonight and will need his defence to step up with goals harder to come by without his talisman.

    His goalkeeper Emi Martinez will also need to be on top form and Smith was quick to heap praise on the ex-Arsenal stopper who has earned rave reviews for his performances between the sticks this season.

  • William Pugh

    BLIMEY BRUCEY!

    Steve Bruce is under intense pressure – particularly from Newcastle fans.

    Several members of his squad are said to have downed tools and he had a training ground bust-up with Matt Ritchie which is said to have caused a dressing room divide.

    But the Toon boss was trying to remain positive in the build up to tonight's game.

  • William Pugh

    GOOD EVENING!

    Hello and welcome to our LIVE match blog for this huge clash between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park.

    Magpies boss Steve Bruce is under huge pressure to win with his side 16th and just one point above the relegation zone having not picked up three points since January 30 when they won 2-0 at Everton.

    But Villans gaffer Dean Smith will also be desperate to win with his side 9th and having won just one in their last five with their promising start to the season threatening to end in mediocrity.

    We'll get the team news to you as soon as we have it and plenty of other pre-match build up right here.

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