Even a squad as depleted as Newcastle will fancy their prospects of collecting maximum points against Crystal Palace at St James' Park on Saturday.
England manager Roy Hodgson has named four uncapped players in his new-look 22-man squad to face Norway and Switzerland.
Newcastle progress to the next round of the Capital One Cup at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday night thanks to an own goal from Gillingham defender John Egan.
Newcastle will be confident of progressing from the second round of the Capital One Cup when they take on Gillingham on Tuesday.
Newcastle's poor start to the new season continued on Saturday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Aston Villa in what was largely a dreary encounter.
Aston Villa will be looking to make it two wins from two in the new Premier League season when they welcome Newcastle to Villa Park on Saturday.
Manchester City made a winning start to the new season, but were made to battle hard for their 2-0 victory at Newcastle United on Sunday.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has backed the club's new recruits to restore an attractive style of football at St James' Park this season.
Newcastle can expect a stern test when they start their Premier League campaign at home to defending champions Manchester City on Sunday.
Following another busy period in the transfer window, Newcastle will be looking ahead to the new season with confidence.
Nigeria striker Shola Ameobi has completed a move to Turkish second division side Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor on a one-year deal.
Newcastle United duo Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow will spend the coming season at Championship club Nottingham Forest.
Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi says it would be a "great honour" to follow in the footsteps of big brother, Shola, and play for Nigeria.
Newcastle United new-boy Remy Cabella has set his sights on winning some silverware in his first season in England.
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