Rovers With Limited Options
Blackburn's attacking options at Newcastle will be limited with former Magpie Craig Bellamy and David Bentley both suspended.
Captain Andy Todd has been ill this week and is a doubt while Dominic Matteo will need to have a bruised ankle assessed.
With Shefki Kuqi and Paul Dickov the only recognised strikers available to Mark Hughes, youngster Jemal Johnson may get a place on the bench.
Blackburn (from): Friedel, Neill, Todd, Khizanishvili, Nelsen, Matteo, Tugay, Savage, Pedersen, Dickov, Kuqi, Enckelman, Emerton, Gray, Peter, Johnson, Mokoena, Reid.