Newcastle Defender Burn out with Long-term back Injury

Eddie Howe says Newcastle travel to Borussia Dortmund in search of all three points in Champions League Group F despite confirming Dan Burn will be out long-term with a back injury.

Borussia Dortmund put in a brilliant performance at St James' Park a fortnight ago, with Felix Nmecha's goal giving them a 1-0 win.

Victory against the Magpies lifted Dortmund into second place in the group, above Howe's men - who also have four points from their first three fixtures - by virtue of their head-to-head record.

Newcastle head into Tuesday's return fixture off the back of wins against Manchester United and Arsenal in their last two matches.

Howe said: "It's in-built in me, I think every game is a must-win, and the term is probably overused in football.

"But it's the only way that we prepare. We prepare to win every game, we never have anything else in our minds and we will prepare to win this one."

On Burn's injury absence, Howe added: "Dan will be out for some time I think, a long-term problem, couple of months is sort of a speculative number for us. He landed on his spine. I think he has got a problem with the base of his spine. It's a huge blow.