The Magpies will be without Marcus Haber against the Bees but manager Shaun Derry will be able to call on three new loan signings.
On-loan Stevenage striker Haber is suspended following his red card in the 1-1 draw at Bradford in midweek – Derry’s first point since his appointment.
Derry was busy on Thursday, signing Derby striker Callum Ball and Charlton duo Morgan Fox and Bradley Jordan. The trio will train with their new team-mates on Friday and Derry will then make a decision whether to throw them straight in against the Bees.
Ball could replace Haber while Fox could play at left-back as Alan Sheehan has been struggling with one or two niggles recently. Jordan increases the competition for places in midfield.
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler, meanwhile, has a fully-fit squad for the home game against Notts County.
But Rosler is considering making one or two changes for the visit of the League One basement boys.
Rosler has named the same starting line-up for the past five league matches, picking up four wins and a draw, but back-to-back games against promotion rivals Wolves and Peterborough may have taken their toll on the players.
Full-back Shaleum Logan, midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, winger Sam Saunders and striker Will Grigg are among those pushing for recalls.