The Holland midfielder will be included after undergoing surgery to repair the lung, and he will be joined by striker Facundo Ferreyra, who has not made the squad since November because of a back problem. Jonas Gutierrez, who was left out last weekend following a training-ground row with head coach John Carver, is also back.
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko completes his two-match ban while striker Papiss Cisse sits out the sixth instalment of his seven-game suspension. Although defender Paul Dummett (knee) and midfielder Rolando Aarons are close to returns, goalkeeper Rob Elliot will not play again this season after damaging a thigh muscle.
Jefferson Montero is pushing for a start as Swansea seek to bounce back from defeat at Leicester.
The Ecuador winger has not started since mid-February after falling victim to a new system and then a hamstring injury, but he played the last half-hour at Leicester last weekend and might benefit if manager Garry Monk considers changes at St James’ Park.
Bafetimbi Gomis remains out with a hamstring problem so loan signing Nelson Oliveira deputises up front again, while central defender Jordi Amat should fill in at full-back once more as Neil Taylor completes a two-match suspension.