Toon striker Owen set for Carling Cup start
Michael Owen will return to the Newcastle starting line-up for the club's Carling Cup second round clash with Barnsley on Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old will start his first game for the club this season, while full-back Jose Enrique could be handed a debut.
Peter Ramage is to see a specialist over the cruciate ligament damage he suffered at Middlesbrough on Sunday, but is likely to be sidelined for several months, while Stephen Carr will be out for a matter of weeks with a hamstring tear.
Emre (calf) returns to contention, but Celestine Babayaro (hamstring), Joey Barton (metatarsal) and Damien Duff (ankle) are still missing.