Pic Special: Pre-Potters And The Philosopher Stone
First-Team Coach Steve Stone helped Alan Pardew and John Carver to prepare the players for Saturday's game at Stoke.
And the Magpies were boosted by Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy both returning to the training pitch - although neither are likely to figure at the Britannia Stadium at the weekend.
One man who might be involved is Tim Krul, who has missed the last two matches but was in action under the watchful eye of Andy Woodman.
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