Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is out for the home Premier League match against Everton as he faces up to three months on the sidelines.
The 21-year-old damaged his cruciate ligament during last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham and is extremely unlikely to play again this season, with Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diame and Ki Sung-yueng vying to replace him.
Manager Rafael Benitez otherwise has only goalkeeper Rob Elliot (back) and defender Ciaran Clark (knee) missing as the Magpies attempt to win a fifth successive home league game.
Phil Jagielka is an injury doubt for Everton.
The veteran defender made only his third appearance of the season in the win at Cardiff and was an unused substitute for the goalless draw against Liverpool, but he has missed a couple of training sessions this week.
Leighton Baines is the only confirmed absentee for the visit to St James’ Park although he has returned to light training following a month on the sidelines with rib and back complaints.