After a perfect November, Newcastle United travel to Swansea City knowing that a fifth consecutive win could see them break into the top four.

Newcastle travel to the Liberty Stadium fighting fit and Alan Pardew is expected to name an unchanged side after Saturday’s hard-fought victory over West Brom.

Newcastle were heavily criticised in the summer for failing to spend during the transfer window, however Pardew’s side have proved their doubter s wrong and the squad looks to have a great deal of depth with Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Vurnon Anita and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa all set to take their place on the bench again tomorrow night.

The four will be desperate for a slice of the action and there is a lot of healthy competition for a place in Pardew’s XI.

At the beginning of the season it would have been hard to imagine that Newcastle would be in a position to leave such names out, but the performance of those that have started have left Pardew with little choice.

Players such as Mike Williamson and Shola Ameobi have gone from the fringes to the forefront and have been imperative to Newcastle’s winning run with a number of committed performances.

Although Newcastle didn’t spend in the summer, they did make one addition in the form of Loic Remy on a season-long loan and what a revelation the Frenchman has been on Tyneside with eight goals in nine Premier League appearances.

It has been a different story for Michael Laudrup’s Swansea side who are suffering the same problems Newcastle faced last season.

The Europa League has taken its toll on Swansea and they’ve failed to record a home victory in their last four attempts.

They head into this game without key man Michu, top scorer Wilfried Bony and full-back Angel Rangel. Laudrup is also sweating on the fitness of his number one stopper Michel Vorm who could replace Gerhard Tremmel.