Sir Bobby looks set to name an unchanged side for the trip to Bolton on Boxing Day, with neither Olivier Bernard nor Titus Bramble fit enough to be considered for selection.
Kieron Dyer and Clarence Acuna are both included in the squad, despite their recent motoring mishaps.
Bolton are almost certain to be without centre back Bruno N’Gotty and forward Youri Djorkaeff.
Newcastle: Given, Harper, Griffin, Hughes, O'Brien, S.Caldwell, Dabizas, Speed, Solano, Dyer, Robert, Jenas, Acuna, Kerr, Shearer, Bellamy, Ameobi, LuaLua.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, N'Gotty, Bergsson, Barness, Bulent, Campo, Charlton, Frandsen, Okocha, Tofting, Nolan, Pedersen, Djorkaeff, Ricketts, Poole, Whitlow, Farrelly, Walters, Smith
The referee unfortunately is Alan Shearer’s best pal Uriah Rennie.