Grant Hanley's set to make his Newcastle United debut at Roots Hall tonight.
The defender, signed from Blackburn Rovers last week, is on the bench for the club's friendly against Southend United (7.45pm kick-off).
Midfielder Cheick Tiote has not travelled to Essex, while defender Jesus Gamez is suspended after his dismissal against Sporting Lokeren at the weekend.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow, Janmaat, Mbemba, Lascelles (c), Dummett, Hayden, Anita, Aarons, Shelvey, Perez, Gayle. Subs: Sels, Sterry, Hanley, Saivet, Colback, Gouffran, Thauvin, Armstrong, Mitrovic.
SOUTHEND UNITED: Oxley, White, Trialist, Barrett, Coker, Bridge, Atkinson, Leonard, McGlashan, Williams, Trialist. Subs: Smith, Demetriou, Thompson, Trialist, Kyprianou, O'Neill, McLaughlin, Batlokwa, Mooney, Cox, Wabo, Bedford.