Craig Bellamy, Lee Bowyer, Carl Cort and Gary and Steve Caldwell are still sidelined by injury, but after Saturday’s performance changes were unlikely anyway.
Leeds welcome back on-loan Arsenal winger Jermaine Pennant, who was denied permission to play in the FA Cup tie against the Gunners, while Gary Kelly is in contention for a recall after an ankle injury.
Newcastle: Given, Harper, Hughes, Bernard, Griffin, Woodgate, Bramble, O'Brien, Speed, Robert, Jenas, Solano, Viana, Ambrose, Shearer, Dyer, LuaLua, Chopra.
Leeds: Robinson, Kelly, Harte, Matteo, Morris, Camara, Barmby, Bridges, Viduka, Batty, Pennant, Johnson, Smith, Duberry, Bakke, Olembe, McPhail, Lennon, Milner, Sakho, Kilgallon, Richardson, Carson.
Referee: Phil Dowd