Newcastle’s final home game of the 2013/14 season sees Cardiff City arrive on Tyneside, with a potential underlying agenda at St James’ Park.

A selection of Toon fans have been discussing a way to signify their anger at the current regime at the club and plan on a protest against both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew. The idea that seems to have garnered the most support is a walkout after an hour of the match.

Whether or not enough fans go through with the walkout we won’t know until match day, although it seems strange to spend money buying a ticket for the game when you plan on walking out during it.

Under pressure manager Alan Pardew will be lifted by the return of Luuk de Jong to the squad, after the on-loan striker was subbed off with an injury in the Swansea game. The Dutchman hasn’t scored since arriving temporarily from Borussia Moenchengladbach and has potentially 180 minutes to find the net to boost his chances of securing a permanent move.

Loic Remy, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko are all fit, meaning Pardew has almost an entirely fit squad to choose his team from. In other words, the excuse that he is missing key first team players will not wash should Cardiff leave Tyneside with all three points.

The Newcastle manager could also call upon Hatem Ben Arfa but is likely to leave him out of the squad again, after a spat with the Frenchman was confirmed by many sources. Ben Arfa has been made to train with the reserves after conducting his own personal press conference this week, directly disobeying club rules.

Pardew’s opposite number, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be hoping for a repeat of January’s trip to St James’ Park, where his tenure began with a 2-1 win over Newcastle.

However, Cardiff’s form hasn’t been at that level ever since. They are rock bottom of the Premier League and need three points to get them out of the relegation zone and plunge Sunderland back into it.

Defender Juan Cala is suspended following his red card in Cardiff’s last match – a 4-0 loss to Sunderland – and may have played his last Premier League game for the Bluebirds. Former Newcastle striker Craig Bellamy is in contention for the Welsh side.

Solskjaer’s England defender Steven Caulker will almost certainly be part of the Cardiff side, having played every minute of Premier League action for his side this season. Only one other outfield player – Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace – has done the same.