Alan Pardew's injury problems continue to mount and he is unlikely to take a risk on Santon, Tiote or Ba, who all limped off in the win over Wigan.
Ben Arfa is also set to miss out once again, while Steven and Ryan Taylor are both long term absentees alongside Yohan Cabaye.
There should be more chances in the Europa League for the likes of Ferguson, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi and Bigirimana, who netted a wonder goal as a sub at the weekend.
With both teams already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League this match represents a battle for top spot, though the hosts have a stronger squad to right now due to a raft of injuries for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew's main aim, therefore, may be to get through the game unscathed, while the hosts may push for the win a little more in front of their expectant supporters.
The visitors will miss Demba Ba and may find it hard to break down a strong Bordeaux backline in a low scoring encounter.
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