After Saturday’s last-gasp victory over Crystal Palace, Newcastle are in action again tonight when they take on Everton at St James’ Park.

The match is the final one of Alan Pardew’s stadium ban and the Toon manager will be hoping for a better performance from his side than the one they turned in against the Toffees at Goodison Park earlier this season. Newcastle found themselves 3-0 down at half-time and produced a horrific defensive display but managed to grab two second half goals to reduce the final score to 3-2.

Pardew is expected to watch the game from the Newcastle training ground again, with John Carver and Steve Stone prowling the touchline.

After his goal at the weekend, Papiss Cisse is set to keep his place up front but his partner may change. Pardew must choose either Luuk de Jong as Cisse’s partner or opt to give Hatem Ben Arfa a start, after the Frenchman came off the bench to set up Cisse against Palace.

Newcastle have no new injury concerns ahead of the game, with Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy still missing. Davide Santon is closing in on a return to fitness but isn’t expected to be involved.

Everton have been in fine form of late and continue to battle with Tottenham for fifth place in the Premier League, despite missing a number of first team players.

Steven Pienaar, Lacina Traore, Arouna Kone, Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson are all missing but there could be a return for England defender Phil Jagielka, who has missed the last four games. Should Jagielka not make it, England under-21 international John Stones could continue at centre-back alongside former Magpie Sylvain Distin.

There are more former Toon connections on the Everton bench, with loveable striker Duncan Ferguson assisting Roberto Martinez.

A win for Newcastle could move them clear of Southampton in eighth place in the table, which now seems to be the Magpies’ only ambition for the rest of the season. Europe looks too far away and with a testing run-in, Newcastle finishing ahead of the Saints would be the most realistic achievement.