Paddy McNair is suspended after picking up a fifth booking of the season while Marvin Johnson will serve the final of his three-match ban.

Those two absentees are added to a list of ongoing injury concerns.

"Anfernee Dijksteel will be out for three months," Woodgate confirmed in his pre-match media conference. 

"Ryan Shotton and Darren Randolph, we're looking at another four weeks. 

"Rudy [Gestede] and Marcus [Browne] are back in training.

"Britt Assombalonga isn't 100% but he should be OK to play. He will feel sore but he wants to play, he's been great for us recently and that's the attitude we need."

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