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Eddie Howe reveals Anthony Gordon may start up front for Newcastle against Burnley with both Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak facing late fitness tests

Eddie Howe says he would likely turn to Anthony Gordon if both of his strikers fail late fitness tests this weekend.

The Newcastle boss has also hinted at playing without a recognised frontman, much like Barcelona once did under Pep Guardiola when using Lionel Messi as a false nine.

Callum Wilson (hamstring) and Alexander Isak (calf) will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s visit of Burnley and, given they are the only strikers in the squad, Howe has been forced to consider other options.