Alan Pardew
Newcastle have won six on the bounce. Getty

Newcastle United face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League at St James' Park on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion is live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Kick off is at 17:30 GMT.


Off the back of three successive league wins, Newcastle are among the league's form sides going into a meeting with one of the surprise packages in the Premier League this season in West Bromwich Albion.

Following an impressive first term at the Hawthorns, Steve Clarke - having lost the services of Romelu Lukaku - was naturally expected to struggle in his second season in charge. He has, however, rebuilt his team and to mastermind a run of just three losses in 12 league games.

Monday night's 2-2 draw with local rivals Aston Villa will go down as two points dropped but victory at Manchester United and a draw with Chelsea, where they were denied a victory by a controversial stoppage time penalty, means they travel to the north-east possessing the capacity to cause an upset.

Newcastle began the season in poor fashion, losing 4-0 to title chasing Manchester City, but have found their way of late, losing just one of their last six and taking points from Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Loic Remy's return to fitness has coincided with Newcastle's renewed form. The striker has eight league goals this season while Yohan Cabaye has also been impressive.

Having lost the focal point in Lukaku, West Brom are now spearheaded by an interchangeable front three, with either Saido Berahino or Shane Long entrusted with leading the attack alongside Morgan Amalfitano and Stephane Sessegnon.

Despite both sides' impressive form this term, the pair have shipped 31 goals between them, so goals are to be expected at St James' Park, where the Baggies are unbeaten in four of the last eight meetings in all competitions.

Team news:

Mathieu Debuchy will return to the Newcastle team following suspension and is expected to replace either Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa or Mike Williamson.

Former Toon coach Clarke must decided whether to give long-term injury victims Scott Sinclair, Billy Jones and Liam Ridgewell a place in the squad but is expected to stick with Shane Long in attack after his double against Villa.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "Sometimes when you sit up here as Newcastle manager and talk about injuries and the Europa League the fans probably think you are making excuses.

"However, it had such an impact on us.This year we do not have that pressure. On Tuesday we had the best day's training I think we have ever had here in terms of the quality and the numbers involved.

"Last year it was very difficult to select a side which was strong enough to represent us."

West Brom manager Steve Clarke: "It is a great atmosphere up there. I was fortunate enough to spend two years at Newcastle so I know what it is like.

"It is a town where the football club is the focus and the focus is always on the game every weekend.

"There is a passionate atmosphere with a big crowd, a big stadium, but we do not go there with any fear, we do not worry about the atmosphere. We have been there before and handled it, winning there two years ago."