Shaun Derry is short on numbers for his first league game as Magpies manager against high-flying Wolves.
Captain Dean Leacock will serve a one-match suspension after the centre-half was sent off in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Oldham in midweek, while striker Danny Haynes will complete his three-game ban.
Andre Boucaud (Trinidad), Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland Under-21s), Callum McGregor (Scotland Under-21s) and Greg Tempest (Northern Ireland Under-21s) missed the 5-1 humiliation at Boundary Park and remain away on international duty, although McGregor may return for the game.
Derry could also be without Kieron Freeman, who was on the receiving end of a red-card tackle from Oldham substitute Jordan Bove on Tuesday night. The on-loan Derby defender will be checked ahead of Saturday.
Wolves will be without as many as half a dozen players due to international commitments as they make the trip to Notts County.
Skipper Sam Ricketts and striker Kevin Doyle are the only first-team regulars unavailable as they are away with Wales and the Republic of Ireland respectively. But Matt Doherty – who has been nursing a hamstring injury of late – Wayne Hennessey, Aaron McCarey and Anthony Forde also miss out.
Loan signing Michael Jacobs could make his debut at Meadow Lane while fellow midfielder Kevin McDonald is in line to return from his hamstring problem.
However, winger Zeli Ismail is sidelined due to a knee injury.