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Paraguyan playmaker Miguel Almiron could be in line for a Newcastle return sooner than expected.
A win would take Newcastle to 31 points and if results elsewhere go their way, they could be five points clear of the relegation zone.
However, building breathing room with a Brighton win is no easy task and the Magpies will need to be at their best if they are to yield all three points from their fellow league strugglers.
Last time out at home, Brighton made their journey north count; three goals and three points later, Brighton had walked out of St. James’ Park having piled on misery for even the most optimistic of Newcastle fans.
Bruce, speaking to the BBC, said:
“We will see how they progress of course.
“It’s going to be a little too early for Callum, we can already dismiss that. Miggy is a different option.
“He is going along very, very nicely so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.”
Almiron’s return could be huge from a tactical standpoint.