Newcastle will be forced into a defensive reshuffle with Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett ruled out through injury and Jamaal Lascelles banned.
Jack Colback is also sidelined but defender Kevin Mbabu returns to the squad. Steven Taylor is expected to make his first start since August.
West Brom defender Jonny Evans has been ruled out for two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Swansea.
Chris Brunt remains sidelined because of a calf problem.
Editor’s Note: When you’ve been out drinking you can have a bit more artistic license. Is there any chance both teams could lose this?