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Toon in training: Fired up for the Foxes

Leicester City are the visitors to St. James' Park in Saturday, when Newcastle United will celebrate its 125th anniversary.

But Rafa Benítez and his players are determined to pick up a valuable three points and ensure that the pre-match celebrations continue long after the final whistle.

Skipper Jamaal Lascelles was back in training this week while Paul Dummett and Christian Atsu could have a chance of figuring at the weekend.

Club photographer Serena Taylor brought nufc.co.uk this gallery from Thursday's training session.

Rafa Benítez greets his players before Thursday's session

Captain Jamaal Lascelles is back in training

Benítez will hope to have his captain back for the weekend's game

Jonjo Shelvey

Paul Dummett (centre) could make his first appearance since the opening day of the season

Benítez and his staff remained upbeat despite United's recent results

Rolando Aarons controls the ball

The manager passes on some advice to Matt Ritchie

Lascelles has been missed since he was injured last month

Mikel Merino only recently returned from injury but is building up to full fitness

Karl Darlow has started Newcastle's last two games

Chancel Mbemba will hope to keep his place after starting against Chelsea last time out

Benítez keeps a close eye on his players

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