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McClaren 'enjoyed' training ground atmosphere

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren says he 'enjoyed' the atmosphere at the club's training ground amidst reports of bust-ups between players and staff.

It's understood McClaren and his coaching team were caught up in a row with several players on Monday in the aftermath of last weekend's 3-0 home defeat to Leicester City.

The Magpies travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.


Team news: Newcastle United v Leicester City

Newcastle United have announced their starting XI for this afternoon's Premier League clash with Leicester City at St James' Park.

Newcastle team: Elliot, Dummett, Mbemba, Coloccini (c), Janmaat, Wijnaldum, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Mitrovic, Perez

Former Newcastle United boss in hospital

TV pundit Graeme Souness Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Former Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness has been taken into hospital, according to reports.

The 62-year-old, who managed the Magpies from 2004 to 2006, is receiving treatment in a hospital in Bournemouth, close to his home in Poole, Dorset, according to Press Association Sport.

No details of Souness' condition were immediately available, although reports suggest the Scot had to be carried into the hospital on a stretcher.

The former Liverpool and Middlesbrough midfielder won 54 caps for Scotland during a playing career which also saw him win five English league titles and three European Cups and a Coppa Italia title with Sampdoria.

Since leaving Newcastle in 2006 he has worked as a media pundit for Sky Sports and Irish broadcaster RTE.

WATCH: Steve McClaren's media conference ahead of Newcastle vs Leicester

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren insists Moussa Sissoko is in the "right frame of mind" to play against Leicester on Saturday despite the recent terror attacks in France.

Sissoko was on the bench in France's 2-0 win over Germany which was overshadowed by the deadly events in Paris last Friday.

The French national anthem will be observed ahead of each Barclays Premier League match this weekend in tribute to the 130 people who were killed while players will also wear black armbands.

Newcastle defender Williamson extends Wolves stay

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson playing for Wolves Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson has extended his loan deal at Wolverhampton Wanderers until the New Year.

The 32-year-old initially joined the Championship side on a one-month loan in October, but he will now remain at Molineux until January 16.

Williamson has made three appearances for Wolves so far this season.


Newcastle secure first away win this season

Rob Elliot played through the pain of thigh trouble to secure Newcastle's first away win in 10 months in an edgy 1-0 victory at Bournemouth.

The visitors' goalkeeper thwarted the dominant hosts with a string of fine saves, handing manager Steve McClaren his first win on the road.

Ayoze Perez's sucker-punch strike secured the points for Newcastle, who only produced that solitary shot on target at Dean Court.

AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United
AFC Bournemouth's Harry Arter and Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum battle for the ball Credit: PA

Newcastle rode their luck en route to their second Barclays Premier League win of the campaign, and their first away victory since a 3-0 triumph at Hull City on January 31.

Elliot pulled off at least five crucial saves to frustrate Eddie Howe's creative but toothless Bournemouth - and that after remaining a doubt right up until kick-off.

McClaren tips Bournemouth boss for England

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve McClaren has tipped Bournemouth's Eddie Howe to be a future England manager.

Howe led the Cherries to promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history last season. McClaren, who spent 16 months in charge of the Three Lions, said Howe has the potential to become manager of the national team.

McClaren was speaking ahead of Newcastle United's trip to Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.

Newcastle frustrated by Butland heroics

Jack Butland is already an England international. Credit: Steve Drew/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastle United remain in the Premier League relegation zone, after a goalless draw with Stoke City.

The Magpies were dominant from the start, but Potters goalkeeper Jack Butland made a series of excellent saves to keep the scores level.

Aleksandar Mitrovic struck the post for Newcastle in the first half, and the team were then left to rue a series of missed opportunities.

England international Butland excelled throughout, making six saves, but he kept the best for last, tipping a goalbound Jamaal Lascelles header over.

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