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‘Absolutely brilliant’ – Newcastle United fans delighted with boost ahead of Watford

The Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern are dearly hoping their side will end a barren run of form in the Premier League with victory over Watford this weekend.

Rafa Benitez’s side enjoyed an impressive opening to the campaign following their return to the top-flight as they managed to take 14 points from their opening 9 fixtures. However, they have since failed to take a single point from any of their last 3 matches in the Premier League and now sit 5 points clear of the relegation zone in 11th place.

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Newcastle welcome Marco Silva’s Watford to St James’ Park tomorrow afternoon in a match that should be a tough test for the North-East side given the Hornets eye-catching start to the season.

The Magpies were handed a huge fitness boost ahead earlier today of their weekend fixture, as Benitez confirmed in his press conference that Mikel Merino has recovered from injury and is fit to play against Watford.

Newcastle’s last victory in the Premier League arrived courtesy of a late header from the Spaniard, and the Toon Army will be hoping he has a similar impact on proceedings this weekend.

Merino has rapidly become a fan-favourite on Tyneside since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

And his return from injury looks to have given the fans a well-needed boost before their Premier League clash.

Here’s what the fans have had to say about Merino’s comeback…

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