Goalkeeper Tim Krul is set to miss Newcastle's next three matches with a knee injury.
The Dutchman, 25, suffered the problem in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at home to Everton and is certain to miss Saturday's clash with Southampton.
Krul could also miss subsequent games with Manchester United and Stoke, according to manager Alan Pardew, and so number two Rob Elliot, who was recently called up to the Republic of Ireland squad, will come in.
Pardew said: "Tim won't play, he's out for these next two or three games for sure, so Rob Elliot will come in.
"Rob has made his international squad and he is keen to stay in that squad and he needs to play, so the opportunity lands at his feet.
"Rob is a confident goalie and he will look to take that on."
Striker Loic Remy is expected to return to training ahead of the trip to Southampton after he suffered missed the defeat to Everton with a minor calf problem.
Full-back Davide Santon has also recovered from a bout of tonsillitis and is in contention but Mathieu Debuchy remains sidelined with a groin problem.