James Milner has a hip problem and will have a medical before Newcastle's UEFA Cup clash with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany on Thursday.
Celestine Babayaro ia again struggling with a groin problem, but Charles N'Zogbia has recovered from a shin injury.
Striker Albert Luque escaped unhurt from a road accident as his car was hit by a lorry on his way to the airport. But he was not inside the vehicle when it was hit.
Youngsters Fraser Forster, Paul Huntington, David Edgar, James Troisi, Matty Pattison, Kris Gate and Andy Carroll are included in the squad.
Newcastle (from): Given, Forster, Solano, Bramble, Taylor, Huntington, Ramage, Babayaro, Butt, Emre, N'Zogbia, Milner, Pattison, Troisi, Gate, Edgar, Martins, Sibierski, Luque, Carroll.
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