After yet another international break, Newcastle United return to Premier League action tomorrow when QPR visit St James’ Park. The Magpies will be hoping to make it six straight wins in all competitions against a side yet to pick up a Premier League point away from home this season.

Alan Pardew will be attempting to keep up the momentum generated by wins over Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and West Brom but will be forced into changing his team after Fabricio Coloccini suffered a calf injury at the Hawthorns.

The Argentine will be sidelined for three games and he isn’t Pardew’s only defensive casualty. Steven Taylor is struggling to be fully fit but may still be involved in some capacity, while Mike Williamson could start his first game since missing most of the recent winning run. Paul Dummett may continue at centre-back alongside the former Portsmouth defender.

Cheick Tiote will again miss out with an injury, although recent pictures have emerged online of him appearing in an Arsenal shirt. One suspects the Ivorian’s time at St James’ Park is coming to a gradual end.

Young striker Adam Campbell has joined League 2 side Hartlepool on a one-month loan deal; while Remie Streete’s similar arrangement with Port Vale has been cut short to cover defensive frailties.

Davide Santon is back in light training but is still some weeks away from match fitness, while Rolando Aarons, Siem de Jong, Gabriel Obertan and Rolando Aarons are all missing.

QPR will be without long-term injury victim Alejandro Faurlin and out of favour enigma Adel Taarabt. Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is available though and has sent some favourable tweets about his time at SJP in the last 24 hours.

If Barton is to continue his happy memories of Tyneside tomorrow, he will have to inspire his side to their first points on their travels this season. All eight of the R’s points have came at Loftus Road and they have came away with nothing from trips to Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea, Southampton and West Ham.

Top scorer Charlie Austin has six of QPR’s 11 goals this season and was unlucky not to be in the England squad for the qualifier against Slovenia and friendly against Scotland. The former Burnley striker also has both of his club’s away goals this season.