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Loic Remy, seen here celebrating his goal against Tottenham, will again be Newcastle's most potent weapon going forward. Reuters
Loic Remy, seen here celebrating his goal against Tottenham, will again be Newcastle's most potent weapon going forward. Reuters

Newcastle United will look to extend their three-match winning streak when they host West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Saturday.

After a difficult start to their Premier League campaign this season, Newcastle have finally found their mojo, picking up a maximum nine points from three matches, which has also included impressive wins over Chelsea and Tottenham.

Now Alan Pardew will want to make it 12 points from four games when Steve Clarke's West Brom come to visit at St. James' Park.

"There's a good determination amongst the group to continue our run," Pardew said. "We have great assets on the bench most games now and they can make the difference.

"This game could certainly be won from the bench on Saturday because we've got major players on there and so have West Brom."

The Magpies' good run has seen them breach the top ten, currently sitting eighth courtesy 20 points from 12 games. West Brom are not too far behind in 11th at the moment, but the Baggies do find themselves five points adrift of Newcastle.

That gap can be cut to two with a win at St. James' Park, of course; easier said than done, though. "Newcastle have done something that's really difficult to do in the Premier League which is win three games in a row," said Clarke, who a former assistant at Newcastle, under Ruud Gullit and Sir Bobby Robson.

"Any team that manages to do that means their situation, their feeling about themselves, their position in the league will change dramatically. It happened to us last year when we managed to string together four wins in a row which rocketed us up into the top four at one stage.

"So if you can put together a run like that then it's good for your confidence and good for your league position. Newcastle have done that with three really big results for them, so it's up to us to make sure it doesn't become four big ones."

Newcastle, apart from their good recent run, will also be banking on their home form, which has seen them lose just once at St. James' Park all season.

Team news: Pardew has a near-fully fit squad at his disposal with Ryan Taylor the only player ruled out. Mathieu Debuchy makes his return from a one-match suspension, while the Newcastle manager insisted Mike Williamson would keep his place at the back-four despite the return of Steven Taylor.

West Brom have slight concerns over Liam Ridgewell (calf), Billy Jones and Scott Sinclair (both hamstring), with goalkeeper Ben Foster (foot) still sidelined.

Key men: Newcastle: Loic Remy just keeps scoring, netting his eighth Premier League goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Norwich last weekend, and the France forward will be the main threat yet again.

West Brom: Shane Long grabbed a wonderful brace in the 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on Monday night, and the Irish striker will want a few more to add to his tally for the season.

Where to Watch Live

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Expected lineups: Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Sissoko, Remy; Ameobi.

West Brom: Myhill; Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Popov; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt; Long.

Prediction: 1-1