Several Newcastle players face late fitness tests to see if they could feature against Wolves.
Isaac Hayden (ankle), Kenedy (toe), Paul Dummett (thigh) and Jamie Sterry (groin) must prove their fitness ahead of this match.
Karl Darlow (elbow) and Florian Lejeune (knee) are both ruled out for the foreseeable future.
Matt Ritchie is available after a one match ban but Fabian Schar replaces him on the sidelines through suspension, after picking up a fifth yellow against Everton.
Wolves have a fully fit squad available as Ruben Neves returns from suspension.
Jonny remains ruled out till at least Boxing Day with a knee injury.
Newcastle have taken 11 points from their last six league games compared to just two from their opening nine games.
At home, the Magpies however have kept just a single clean sheet which came against Watford.
Wolves meanwhile ended a run of one point in six with victory over Chelsea in midweek but haven’t kept a clean sheet in last seven games.
Wolves’ last six goals have come from five different goal scorers with Raul Jimenez netting twice.
Newcastle have shown real progress in recent weeks but Wolves will be on a high after beating Chelsea in midweek from a goal down.
Although my head says 1-0 to Newcastle, my heart says a point each so am going for a draw.
Prediction: Newcastle United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jake predicts: Newcastle United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Result: Newcastle United 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers