Newcastle will be able to welcome back four players to their squad for the game with Stoke.
Defender Paul Dummett and midfielders Gabriel Obertan and Ryan Taylor are fit and will be included in the squad, while striker Papiss Cisse has a week's training under his belt following his return from the African Nations Cup with Senegal.
Midfielders Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons need a little more time, while Davide Santon, Remie Streete, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirimana and Haris Vuckic all left the club on loan on Monday.
Provisional squad: Krul, Alnwick, Janmaat, Dummett, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Satka, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Colback, Gouffran, Ameobi, Obertan, Cisse, Riviere, Perez.
Newcastle have sent Gael Bigirimana, Kevin Mbabu, Shane Ferguson, Remie Streete and Haris Vuckic to Rangers on loan until the end of the season.
The fiancee of Davide Santon is 'disgusted' with the way her future husband has been treated by Newcastle after he rejoined Inter Milan on loan.
Santon moved back to Inter Milan temporarily with a view to making the deal permanent later this year, even though his fiancee claims the Italian never wanted to leave Newcastle.
Sanderson's comments, below, have since been deleted from her official Twitter account.
Just to put it out there, Davide declined Inter Milan’s first offer but was pushed out by Newcastle United to leave.
Disgusted with how Davide has been treated, fully fit for a while now with no chance to play – a club whose only intentions are to make £££.
And as long as they keep losing players with the passion Davide had, they are killing NUFC, and killing the support from the fans who stick around after all the s***.
Newcastle full-back Davide Santon has completed a loan move back to former club Inter Milan.
The 24-year-old Italian will spend the remainder of the campaign at Inter, who have an option to buy him outright during the summer.
A club statement said: "Newcastle United can confirm that Davide Santon has joined Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign with an option to buy at the end of the season. The 24-year-old Italian defender joined the Magpies from the same club in August 2011."
Newcastle United defender Davide Santon looks set to depart St James' Park in order to make a return to Inter Milan on loan.
The full-back hasn't appeared this season due to injury and would be expected to join the Serie A club on a permanent deal in the summer.
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