Midfielder Cheick Tiote is out with a hamstring injury which could also sideline him for next week's Europa League quarter-final trip to Benfica, while full-backs Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring), Davide Santon (thigh) and Massadio Haidara (knee) will also be missing.
Keeper Tim Krul (ankle) is back in training but is not yet match-fit and Rob Elliot will keep his place in the team, while skipper Fabricio Coloccini (back) has returned to Tyneside from a break in Argentina but is around three weeks away from playing again.
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