Southampton striker Shane Long will return from a knee problem for Saturday’s meeting with Newcastle.
However, Steven Davis has been ruled out with an ankle injury, which could sideline him for up to three weeks.
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is expected to recall Aleksandar Mitrovic to his starting line-up after the striker scored twice last weekend.
Jack Colback is out through suspension, while left-backs Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are still injured.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Guy Mowbray: “The bizarre business of football was demonstrated this week by Newcastle’s publication of healthy year-end financial results – wisely accompanied by a morose statement acknowledging that ‘results on the pitch’ are of greater concern.
“Yep, just a bit.
“At least after sit-downs with several of his players, Rafa Benitez insists ‘they realised the situation and they want to fight’.
“In fairness, they have done in all three of his games in charge – without being good enough to win.