We are definitely without Laurent Robert and Titus Bramble for tomorrow’s clash at St James’ Park.
Craig Bellamy will probably be on the bench after his starring performance in Feyenoord, as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
This leaves Sir Bobby with a decision about whether to push Dyer up-front and bring Nobby Solano back into the starting line-up, or leave the midfield as it was on Wednesday and play Shola Ameobi or Lomana Lua Lua alongside Alan Shearer.
Southampton look set to name an unchanged line-up for the fourth league match running, but will add Ecuadorian World Cup star Agustin Delgado to the substitutes.
Newcastle: Given, Griffin, Hughes, O'Brien, Dabizas, Jenas, Dyer, Speed, Viana, Shearer, Bellamy, Harper, Solano, Acuna, LuaLua, Ameobi, S Caldwell, Bernard.
Southampton: Niemi, Dodd, M Svensson, Lundekvam, Bridge, Fernandes, A Svensson, Oakley, Marsden, Beattie, Ormerod, Jones, Williams, Delap, Pahars, Delgado.