Everton travel to St. James' Park on Saturday in a Premier League match that pits tenth against 14th respectively.
Having gone on a run of three successive league defeats, Everton are now unbeaten in their last two having secured a resounding 3-0 win over Cardiff before a morale boosting goalless draw with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
The stalemate with their bitter rivals will provide Marco Silva with renewed optimism ahead of their trip to the north-east, and so will the fact Everton have only lost one of their last 12 matches against Saturday's opponents.
Here's how the Toffees could line up for the Premier League encounter.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Jordan Pickford (GK) - England's number one turned 25 on Thursday and will keep his ever-present place in Everton's goal for Saturday's match.
Seamus Coleman (RB) - A firm fans' favourite for the Toffees, the Irishman hasn't been at his glittering best since returning from serious injury, but is starting to rediscover his form of previous seasons.
Kurt Zouma (CB) - The on-loan defender has made the centre half spot his own this season, with Silva surely keen to retain the Frenchman's services full time in the summer.
Michael Keane (CB) - Having joined Everton for a staggering £30m, the former Burnley man is only just starting to justify his price tag, having formed a strong partnership with Zouma.
Lucas Digne (LB) - Loves to bomb up and down the left hand side with great attacking prowess. Also shown his quality from dead balls having chipped in with three goals in the Premier League this term from free kicks.
Andre Gomes (CM) - A player more eager to attack, he too was dropped against the Reds, but the Barcelona loanee will add creativity if made to start on Saturday.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (CAM) - Has managed to bag 11 Premier League goals this season, a strong return for the Icelandic midfielder.
Idrissa Gueye (CM) - After Everton resisted the urge to part with Gueye for a big money offer from PSG, he has been excellent for the Toffees, being the man of the match against Liverpool last time out.
Bernard (RW) - Another of Everton's most creative players, Bernard will be good option from the start as the visitors look to unlock Newcastle's five man defence.
Cenk Tosun (ST) - The Turkish striker has fallen down the pecking order to Dominic Calvert-Lewin in recent weeks, but his large frame will be needed to match up to the Newcastle centre halves on Saturday. Tosun is a presence in both boxes and will act as a focal point for his side at St. James' Park.