Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10:59 · Ash Harrison

Wolves striker with a knack for scoring against Newcastle ruled out of Saturday's clash

Wolves striker with a knack for scoring against Newcastle ruled out of Saturday's clash
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Newcastle United host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon with the Midlands side coming to Tyneside in decent form.

Wolves booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals last night with a 1-0 win over Brighton and Gary O'Neil's side find themselves one place and one point above Newcastle in the Premier League table.

The two sides enjoy a good draw when they meet with that being the result on nine of the 19 occasions the two sides have met, Newcastle have won six of those meetings and Wolves have won four times (via FootyStats).

Hwang Hee-Chan will miss out against Newcastle

One Wolves player who has seemingly developed a habit of netting against Newcastle is Hwang Hee-Chan, but the South Korean won't be adding to his tally against the Magpies this weekend.

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Hwang Hee-Chan loves a goal against the Magpies

The 28-year-old was a casualty of last night's cup game coming off the pitch in the 56th minute holding his hamstring.

Hwang has scored in his last two appearances against the Magpies with his last goal being a beautiful effort that secured a point for Wolves in a 2-2 draw. That came after Hwang had conceded a bizarre penalty that Callum Wilson duly converted.

Hwang's absence doesn't mean Wolves will be a pushover

Wolves can obviously still cause Newcastle plenty of problems without Hwang, but at least we get a break on that front.

Newcastle have been draw specialists of late and given our history with Wolves this one has draw written all over it, but Eddie Howe's men really need to start finding ways to win and there's no better time to start than at home on Saturday.

A win would see Newcastle leapfrog Wolves in the table and could see the Magpies jump from 10th to seventh depending on other results.