Central defender Mike Williamson returns to the Newcastle squad for Saturday's home Barclays Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Williamson missed the 1-0 Capital One Cup second round victory at Gillingham through suspension after being sent off for two bookable offences at Aston Villa last weekend, but is available once again.
However, fellow defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (ankle) and midfielder Cheick Tiote (hamstring) are still missing, as are full-back Davide Santon and striker Papiss Cisse (both knee).
Scott Dann remains doubtful for Crystal Palace, with the former Blackburn defender still battling a niggling hip problem, while Wilfried Zaha could jump straight into action after rejoining on loan.
New Eagles manager Neil Warnock will definitely be without midfielder Joe Ledley, who could still be two weeks from overcoming his groin strain.
Newcastle squad: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, Anita, Abeid, Gouffran, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, De Jong, Obertan, Aarons, Riviere, Ferreyra, Perez, Armstrong.
Crystal Palace squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Mariappa, Ward, Delaney, McCarthy, Dann, Hangeland, Jedinak, O'Keefe, Bannan, Zaha, Garvan, Williams, Guedioura, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Kebe, Gayle, Murray, Campbell, Chamakh.