Newcastle head into their meeting with QPR on their best run of Premier League form for two and a half years.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to try and keep the pressure off striker Ayoze Perez despite his rich vein of form.
Arsenal and Manchester United meet on Saturday Night Football while leaders Chelsea host West Brom earlier in the day.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has praised Newcastle owner Mike Ashley for his loyal support of manager Alan Pardew.
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Alan Pardew says his decision to tell Jonas Gutierrez to look for a new club was done solely for football reasons.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has praised Saturday's opponent Alan Pardew for turning Newcastle around.
Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is expected to be out of action for three weeks with an injury to his right thigh.
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