Norwich manager Alex Neil could name the same starting XI that beat West Brom in their last fixture.
Nathan Redmond and Alex Tettey remain out, while Ryan Bennett is a doubt.
Newcastle’s Karl Darlow is likely to replace goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who suffered a season-ending knee ligament injury while on international duty.
Jack Colback starts a two-match ban and Fabricio Coloccini remains a major doubt due to a calf injury, but Daryl Jaanmat has been declared fit.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Jonathan Pearce: “This is huge.
“It’s the first of three successive relegation six pointers for Norwich. A win, followed by victories at Palace and home against Sunderland, should see them nearly safe. If they lose, I fear for them.
“Defeat for Newcastle would leave them six points adrift and almost certainly facing the drop.
“Having 13 players out recently has been an obvious handicap but the squad has too many who are no longer good enough for the Premier League, or never were. The scattergun transfer policy has been ruinous.