No fresh problems for Puel

Leicester City

Leicester have no new problems as they prepare for a trip to St James' Park to face Newcastle on Saturday.

Manager Claude Puel made just one change against Burnley with Demarai Gray replacing Shinji Okazaki. Gray will be hopeful of keeping his place in the team after scoring the winning goal in last weekend’s 1-0 victory.

Robert Huth and Matty James remain out with respective ankle and Achilles problems, with the former yet to make an appearance this season, and no date has been set for the pair’s comeback. Adrien Silva remains unregistered until January.

Leicester have won half of Puel’s six matches in charge, including back-to-back victories against Tottenham and Burnley.

The Foxes have earned 11 points under the Frenchman, taking them up to ninth in the table, and Puel admits he has been pleasantly surprised.

“I don’t know if I expected this,” he said. “The most important thing is to continue the hard work and to keep building momentum and confidence. We need to try and improve all the time.

“We must keep a good focus and try to make a strong game. After, we’ll see the result.”

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Chilwell, Maguire, Benalouane, Dragovic, Iborra, Choudhury, Ndidi, Amartey, Gray, King, Albrighton, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.