After seeing their winning run ended by Aaron Cresswell at the weekend, the busy Christmas schedule sees Newcastle get the chance to regain some momentum when they visit Turf Moor tomorrow to face Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s side have found their feet in recent weeks and have began to pick up points in the Premier League, after taking until November to record their first top flight win of the season.

Alan Pardew’s team are still top of the form table having picked up 15 points from their last six games but the Magpies manager will have to find a way around injuries and suspensions tomorrow.

Moussa Sissoko’s needless dismissal against West Ham means he is suspended and Jack Colback will also miss out after picking up his fifth booking of the campaign in London.

Newcastle’s threadbare midfield could mean Vurnon Anita gets a recall to the first-team, while Rob Elliot will continue to deputise for Tim Krul in goal.

The game comes too soon for Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor, while Davide Santon and Siem de Jong are longer-term absentees.

Daryl Janmaat may miss out after coming off against West Ham with hamstring trouble, so Steven Taylor might get a recall. Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons and Mehdi Abeid are all out.

Much of Burnley’s improved form has been down to the performances of Danny Ings. The Englishman has been linked with a move to Newcastle in recent transfer windows and has four goals in his last five games.

Ings’s strike partner Sam Vokes is missing through injury for the Clarets, while veteran midfielder Matt Taylor will also miss out. Defender Michael Duff is struggling with injury and not expected to make the squad.

A win for Newcastle could take them as high as fourth in the table heading into Saturday’s home clash with runaway leaders Chelsea, while Burnley could escape the relegation zone with a win.