We still have our injury problems for the important game at Liverpool tomorrow.
We are again without Mark Viduka, Emre and Stephen Carr, who have been long term injuries during our fight against relegation.
Joey Barton is unable to play due to his bail conditions and Shay Given is still out as he attempts to get to the bottom of his chronic groin problems of the last 18 months.
But Nicky Butt is likely to be involved having shaken off an injury.
Kevin Keegan is extremely confident about tomorrow, and he is looking for a win and expects his captain Michael Owen to be in the goals.
Keegan has been impressed with Owen and apparently Michael has been playing really well in practice all week.
Itâ€™s the mark of a man who can miss chances like he did, by his own admission, last week and come back and score in the next game. We expect Michael to do exactly that.
Kevin is again restricted in his choice of players and hereâ€™s the team he is likely to field tomorrow.
Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
Milner Nâ€™Zogbia Butt Duff
Subs: Forster Cacapa Geremi Martins Carroll
Thatâ€™s probably the line-up, but we still donâ€™t think Smith deserves his starting place and would prefer giving Martins a start, or even bringing in Andy Carroll.
But it looks like it’s a great chance for N’Zogbia, with Emre and Barton unavailable, to give the young Frenchman a start as the attacking midfielder. We could do a lot worse.
Liverpool manager Benitez knows Newcastle should not be taken lightly. He will be without midfielder Javier Mascherano, with Javier having suffered a dead leg against West Ham on Wednesday.
Benitez may use Brazilian Lucas Leiva alongside Xabi Alonso in midfield holding roles or move Steven Gerrard back.
Steve Finnan is still out with a groin injury and Daniel Agger will still not be available. Andriy Voronin has resumed training but he will not be in the line-up tomorrow.
We would be surprised if Benitez starts either Torres or Gerrard, because of Liverpoolâ€™s vital game in the European Champions League against Inter Milan in mid-week. They will attempt to become the 4th English team in the quarter finals and they hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg.
Yossi Benayoun and Jermaine Pennant could also make the starting line up.
But we expect an enterprising display from the lads tomorrow and if they have as much luck as they didnâ€™t have last week we may see a surprise result and even 3 points tomorrow. We are hoping at least for some result to break our string of defeats.
What do you think? What team should Keegan play?
Comments very welcome.