Hello, and good afternoon.

It's match-day as Newcastle look to return to winning ways after a dreadful run that has seen pressure heaped on Steve Bruce and the club.

United lost 2-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday in a match Bruce believed saw some "encouraging" signs, particularly in the shape of the returning Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser.

The Magpies desperately need a win as teams beneath them are playing each other this week. A ten point cushion would alleviate some of the pressure.

It's a 6pm kick-off - we'll bring you all the build-up, team news, live-action and post-game reaction.

Afternoon all

Greetings all. Newcastle take on Leeds tonight in a game that looks fairly "must win" for the Magpies given the recent results of the two sides.

United are set to welcome Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser back to the starting XI.