Newcastle United continue their search for their first win – and goal – of the season tomorrow when they welcome Crystal Palace to St James’ Park for a three o’clock kickoff.

Despite beating Gillingham in the Capital One Cup in midweek, – the reward for which is another game against Palace – no Newcastle player has found the net this season but a game against the struggling Eagles will be a good chance to open the floodgates.

The inclusion of Siem de Jong from the start will also aid the goal-shy Geordies, as the Dutchman nears full fitness. The former Ajax captain played an hour against Gillingham in midweek and will likely be fit to start tomorrow.

New England midfielder Jack Colback should be available despite picking up a knock last weekend, while Rolando Aarons has also recovered from a similar ailment.

Defender Mike Williamson served his one match ban for his dismissal against Villa in the League Cup game and will be available.

Davide Santon is still missing with a knee injury and Cheick Tiote will not play as the transfer window comes to a close at the end of the month.

The Eagles have endured a poor start to their Premier League season; going without a manager in their first two games after Tony Pulis quit just days before the season started. Defeats against Arsenal and West Ham leave them pointless so far.

But Palace will be boosted by a new manager against Newcastle, with Neil Warnock returning for a second spell in charge of the Selhurst Park outfit.

Another plus for tomorrow’s visitors will be that Wilfried Zaha has rejoined the club on loan from Manchester United after finding himself down the pecking order under Louis van Gaal. Midfielder Joe Ledley and defender Scott Dann are doubts though.