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Sean Longstaff a doubt as Newcastle host West Ham

AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United – Premier League – Vitality Stadium
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Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff is a major doubt for Sunday’s Premier League clash with West Ham.

The midfielder suffered a muscle injury during the 4-1 midweek win at Bournemouth and is unlikely to make the squad as head coach Steve Bruce assesses a series of wounded troops.

Skipper Jamaal Lascelles has an ankle problem, while striker Joelinton is nursing a sore calf ahead of a game in which the Magpies will attempt to extend their unbeaten league run to six games.

Felipe Anderson has been added to West Ham’s injury list.

The Brazilian midfielder suffered a hamstring tweak in the warm-up prior to Wednesday’s win over Chelsea.

Sebastien Haller, Mark Noble and Arthur Masuaku, who all missed out in midweek, are all making progress and will be assessed.

Newcastle provisional squad: Dubravka, Darlow, Yedlin, Rose, Krafth, Lazaro, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Bentaleb, Hayden, Shelvey, M. Longstaff, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Allan, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll, Gayle, Muto.

West Ham provisional squad: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Lanzini, Bowen, Fornals, Antonio, Randolph, Johnson, Balbuena, Noble, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Ajeti, Silva.