Brighton could rub salt into Newcastle's wounds
The Magpies are the biggest of the promoted clubs but they probably did less squad strengthening than the other two and are paying the price.
A much-anticipated takeover might bring an injection of funds in time for the January sales but for now Newcastle look an ordinary side and may be heading for defeat against the Seagulls.
1pt 3-1 general
Isaac Hayden is a doubt with a minor injury and Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic are definite absentees.
No fresh injuries have been reported but Steve Sidwell (back) is out.
Newcastle have lost their last five home fixtures.
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