Stoke manager Mark Hughes expects Glenn Whelan to be available despite suffering a broken nose on Saturday.
Marc Muniesa could return from injury but Ryan Shawcross, Glen Johnson and Mark Wilson remain absent.
Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini and Aleksandar Mitrovic are back in training after injuries and could play.
Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong all return after spells on the sidelines, but Chancel Mbemba could miss out again with an ankle problem.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Steve Bower: “Newcastle have had 18 days to analyse and reflect on their current predicament and to prepare for a huge few months ahead.
“Since their mauling at Stamford Bridge, they’ve had some sunshine training in Spain; now some sort of run of consistency has to start at the Britannia Stadium.
“They cannot afford any more days where their effort and commitment is questioned.
“Some weeks ago, this fixture might have looked a little more straightforward for Steve McClaren’s team.
“There was a concern when Stoke lost three league games in a row and went out of both cup competitions, but they have responded with back-to-back wins and will be keen to continue that form and add to Newcastle’s problems.”