After taking 120 minutes to squeeze past Crystal Palace in the League Cup, Newcastle return to domestic action tonight when they travel to the Britannia to take on Stoke City.

Newcastle will be debuting their new third kit, which is sure to catch the attention with it’s blue and green halved shirts.

Alan Pardew will be hoping that the return of some of his big names can inspire his side to their first Premier League win of the season and get Newcastle off the foot of the table.

Papiss Cisse scored twice to rescue a point for the Geordies against Hull last time out and could make his first start of the season after recovering from illness. The same virus also kept Tim Krul and Yoan Gouffran from playing in the Capital One Cup last week but both are expected to return to the starting line-up.

Mehdi Abeid was sent off against Crystal Palace and will serve his one-match suspension tonight, while Daryl Janmaat was subbed at half-time but should be fit to start. Siem de Jong, Rolando Aarons, Davide Santon and Adam Campbell are all injured.

As for Stoke, manager Mark Hughes has a largely untroubled squad from which to choose, with only Geoff Cameron and Peter Odemwingie definitely out. Midfielder Jonathan Walters will undergo a late fitness test on a calf problem.

Hughes revealed this week that Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere turned down a move to the Potteries this summer. The Frenchman scored twice against Palace in midweek and will be hoping to break his domestic duck tonight.

Newcastle need a win to move out of the relegation zone, with Burnley occupying bottom spot after the weekend games. A win would send the Geordies 16th, while a defeat could send them bottom.