The Magpies are unbeaten in three but having taken just three points from those fixtures, Steve Bruce’s United need a whole lot more if they’re to get themselves out of a relegation-sized hole.
Here’s what team our writer Liam Kennedy would pick at the Amex.
1. Martin Dubravka
Is as solid as they come - and his inclusion is making the defenders in front of him look better for it.
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2. Javier Manquillo
If he is fit enough for the bench last week, a start can't be too far away this time around. Newcastle need him back in their defensive four with Emil Krafth's form a constant struggle.
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3. Jamaal Lascelles
The skipper has really stepped up to the player recently, showing real leadership qualities, as well as a goal threat. Long may it continue.
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4. Ciaran Clark
Lascelles' partner-in-crime in the back four. The two play really well together. A solid understanding.
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