Newcastle can lift fans' gloom with Burnley win
Rafa Benitez is good at keeping players focused
Supporters had hoped January would herald the arrival of new owners and better players but Mike Ashley remains at the helm and efforts to snap up Daniel Sturridge on loan were scuppered when the player opted for a temporary deal at West Brom.
However, Rafa Benitez is pretty good at keeping the players focused and can lead them to victory over Burnley, who are on a poor run.
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Chelsea loanee Kenedy could make his debut but Florian Lejeune (foot) is doubtful and Jesus Gamez (ankle) is out.
Stephen Ward is available after injury but James Tarkowski (groin) is a doubt. Aaron Lennon could make his debut but Steven Defour, Dean Marney, Jonathan Walters, Robbie Brady (all knee) and Tom Heaton (shoulder) are sidelined.
Burnley have not won in their last eight fixtures.
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