Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Rolando Aarons are unfit or cannot play tomorrow and wantaway Moussa Sissoko is not being considered and is not in the squad.
So one challenge for Newcastle tomorrow is who will score the goals for us against Brighton.
Ayoze Perez should start tomorrow
Here is the team Rafa could start tomorrow against an in-form Brighton & Hove Albion side managed by former Magpies manager Chris Hughton.
Anita Mbemba Lascelles (c) Dummett
Gouffran Diame Gouffran
Subs: Selz Gamez Hanley Clark Colback Riviere Armstrong
We think Karl Darlow is worth a start in goal tomorrow and he played well when in the first team last season under Rafa Benitez.
At some point we think the very experienced Jesus Gamez has to start playing in one of the two full-back spots, but Paul Dummett could get the start tomorrow, since he’s fresh having not played for the last two games.
Maybe both Emmanuel Riviere and Adam Armstrong will be on the bench and could get a run-out in the second half – especially if we are short of goals.
Only one in four fans think we will win this game.