By Harvey Byrne

Manager Walter Zenga is expected to make four changes to his side as they travel to St James’ Park on Saturday.

Kortney Hause is likely to return to the Midlands side’s defence, after they suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Barnsley in midweek.

This will see Richard Stearman drop out of the side following his return from Fulham, after a poor display at the heart of the club’s defence against the Tykes.

Joe Mason and Jed Wallace could also be in danger of dropping out of the side’s front three with Ivan Cavaleiro and Paul Gladon providing strong competition for the duo and they could be given the nod following Wednesday’s encounter.

Jack Price was brought off in the match against Barnsley and new loan signing Helder Costa looks likely to take his place in the first team against Newcastle.

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Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is likely to keep his place leading the Wolves line-up after featuring regularly in the earlier stages of the campaign.

Attackers Gladon and Cavaleiro will be expected to provide the width to Wolves’ front line, while also posing a goal threat themselves to help Bodvarsson.

Behind the front three is likely to see midfield trio Costa, Prince Oniangue and Conor Coady, with the first two supporting the attack, while Coady stays back and shields the defence.

Centre-back duo Hause and captain Danny Batth are expected to line-up in defence, with Dominic Iorfa and Matt Doherty either side of the pair.

Goalkeeper stalwart Carl Ikeme is set to keep his place in the goal over new signing Andy Lonergan, despite the goals conceded in midweek.

Wolves last faced Newcastle in the Premier League in 2012 with the two cancelling each other out in a 2-2 draw with goals from Papiss Cisse and Jonas Gutierrez for the Magpies and Matt Jarvis and Kevin Doyle for Wolves.

The Toon have started the new campaign in impressive form and they will welcome Wolves on the back of five consecutive league victories.

In other Wolves team news, Newcastle expected 4-2-3-1 line-up against the Midland’s side.