Watford v Newcastle

Watford will be aiming to halt a worrying run of results when they welcome stragglers Newcastle United to Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Hornets have dropped into the bottom half of the table after suffering back-to-back defeats, to Southampton and Swansea respectively, while the Magpies bolstered their survival prospects after recording a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores could be tempted to hand a debut to Nordin Amrabat after signing the attacker from Spanish outfit Malaga.

However, Joel Ekstrand and Tommie Hoban are set to miss out again despite recently returning to first-team training following injury.

Newcastle, meanwhile, will hand a late fitness test to full-back Paul Dummett (hamstring), with midfielder Jack Colback poised to deputise if he is not passed fit to play.

Ivan Toney (ankle) joins Papiss Cisse, Siem de Jong, Kevin Mbabu, Gabriel Obertan, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor and Vurnon Anita on a lengthy Newcastle injury list.

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