Defender Nedum Onuoha is available after missing the 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City due to suspension.
Playmaker Adel Taarabt and defender Armand Traore will not be considered for selection due to concerns over their fitness.
Daryl Janmaat returns to the Newcastle squad after suspension as the Magpies attempt to secure their Barclays Premier League status.
The Holland full-back is available after serving a one-match ban, although fellow defender Mike Williamson will sit out once again after picking up his second red card of the season at Leicester, the same game in which Janmaat was dismissed.
Striker Papiss Cisse (knee) and winger Rolando Aarons (hamstring) are fit, but midfielder Siem de Jong (thigh) and frontman Adam Armstrong (calf) will be missing after joining keeper Rob Elliot (thigh), defenders Steven Taylor (calf/shin) and Massadio Haidara (knee) and midfielder Cheick Tiote (also knee) on the sidelines.