Vurnon Anita's set for a recall to Steve McClaren's Newcastle untied's starting XI.
McClaren will be without the suspended Jack Colback, who is also facing up to six weeks on the sidelines, for tomorrow's home game against Stoke City.
And Anita – who came off the bench in last weekend's 3-0 defeat to Sunderland – is on standby to play.
Head coach McClaren said: "Vurnon has done very well this season.
"It's just at some stages, we have needed a more attacking midfield player there and he's been sacrificed for that.
“But in every game, he's been great for us. He's very disciplined, knows the job and does the job. He's a tough character and someone who without Jack, we will need him in the up and coming games."
Newcastle are second-bottom of the Premier League with 10 games played.