Newcastle V Crystal Palace at St James' Park : Match Preview

20 October 2017
Dwight Gayle sidelined as Newcastle host Crystal Palace

Striker Dwight Gayle has been ruled out of Newcastle's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday through injury.

Gayle picked up a calf problem after coming on as a substitute in last Sunday's 2-2 draw at Southampton and, although it is not thought to be too serious, he will miss out this weekend.

Massadio Haidara is back in training after finally shaking off a knee issue, but fellow full-back Paul Dummett (hamstring) is still sidelined.

Palace will welcome back Wayne Hennessey and Ruben Loftus-Cheek when they head to the north east.

Hennessey missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat of Chelsea with a calf injury, while the on-loan Loftus-Cheek was ineligible against his parent club.

Palace's only absentees are strikers Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham, who have both injured their knee ligaments.