Alan Pardew's side travel to Portugal looking to get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start following their Premier League draw at Everton on Monday night
Briguel, Guilherme, Roberge, Ruben
Heldon, Rafael Miranda, Joao Luiz
Danilo, Fidelis, Sami
Tavernier, Taylor, Williamson, Perch
Cabaye, Bigirimana, Amalfitano
Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Marveaux
Maritimo have just one absentee going into Thursday's clash, midfielder Rodrigo Antonio was sent off in the second leg of their play-off clash with FC Dila of Georgia and will miss the game through suspension.
Newcastle head into the match beset by injury problems, Tim Krul (elbow) and Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring) are both unavailable, while Danny Simpson (hamstring) and Cheikh Tiote (calf) will also miss out.
Haris Vuckic (groin) is a doubt, and Ryan Taylor (knee) looks set to miss the majority of the campaign.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Maritimo have played against English opposition twice in this competition, they were eliminated by Leeds United in the first round in 1998 and in 2001.
- The Madeira-based club have had three notable British players. One of which, Glaswegian striker Ian Wallace, also spent two years at Sunderland.
- The Portuguese side's biggest home win in the competition came against British opposition, they beat Bangor City 8-2 in the third qualifying round in 2010.
- Newcastle defeated two Portuguese sides on their way to their last major trophy. The Magpies beat both Sporting Lisbon and Vitoria Setubal on their way to Fairs Cup glory in 1969.
- More recently Newcastle's last game against Portuguese opposition ended in disappointment as they were knocked out of the Uefa Cup by Sporting Lisbon at the quarter-final stage in 2005.
- Romain Amalfitano (pictured right) could make his European debut for the club this week despite never starting a top flight game in any country.
- This season is Newcastle's 17th in European football, they have scored a total of 211 goals in continental competitions in that time.