Goalkeeper Brad Friedel, full-back Luke Young, winger Ashley Young and midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, are set to return from suspension.
Striker John Carew is back to fitness after a knee injury.
Central defender Carlos Cuellar and forward Gabriel Agbonlahor are yet to recover from hamstring injuries.
Midfielder Steve Sidwell, central defender James Collins are also under the fitness scanner not having recovered from a calf and hamstring injury, respectively.
Aston Villa’s shortlist for their starting eleven against Newcastle is: Friedel, Guzan, Warnock, Dunne, Davies, Beye, L Young, Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Ireland, Downing, A Young, Carew, Bannan, Delfouneso, Hogg, Heskey, Osbourne, Clark, Lowry, and Baker.
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