Alan Pardew's side travel to the Hawthorns eager to recover from their heavy home loss to Sunderland, and face a Baggies side who have lost their last two games on the trot
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell
Thomas, Morrison, Dorrans
Debuchy, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara
Marveaux, Sissoko, Gutierrez
West Brom will be without striker Peter Odemwingie (knee), while George Throne and Zoltan Gera (both knee ligament) are unavailable. Youssuf Mulumbu is out through suspension.
PFA Young Player of the Year nominee Romelu Lukaku will be competing with Shane Long for a starting berth up front.
Newcastle have a number of injury problems with Tim Krul (shoulder), Davide Santon (hamstring), and Fabricio Coloccini (back) all miss out. Ryan Taylor and Haris Vuckic (both knee ligament) remain on the sidelines, with the former now expected to miss the whole of next season as well.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Newcastle have lost nine of their last 11 away matches, and have only won once on their travels this term.
- The Magpies have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven games against West Brom.
- Steven Taylor is just three appearances short of 225 in his Newcastle career.
- James Morrison needs two more goals to reach 25 for West Brom.
- Striker Romelu Lukaku has already scored 13 times since joining the Baggies, and will top his best domestic league mark by netting on three more occasions. He is 6/1 to score two or more goals against Newcastle with bet365.
- Baggies boss Steve Clarke spent a spell at St James' Park as an assistant to Ruud Gullit, taking over as caretaker briefly when the Dutchman was sacked.