Toon in training: Eyeing up the Eagles
Crystal Palace are the visitors to St. James' Park on Saturday - and the Eagles come off the back of a superb win against last season's Premier League champions, Chelsea.
But Newcastle have lost just one of their last six games and will be backed by a sold-out St. James' Park for the 3pm (UK time) kick-off.
Club photographer Serena Taylor went behind the scenes at training this week to bring nufc.co.uk this exclusive gallery.
Jesús Gámez was hoping to catch Rafa Benítez's eye in training ahead of the game
Jonjo Shelvey was outstanding in United's last home match, against Liverpool
Matt Ritchie and kit manager Ray Thompson
Jacob Murphy smiles for Serena's camera
Massadio Haïdara is closing in on a return to full fitness
Ayoze Pérez scored his first goal of the season on Sunday
Rob Elliot looks to pass the ball
Henri Saivet receives a pass from Jonjo Shelvey
Rafa Benítez gives instructions
Chancel Mbemba passes the ball
Joselu tries to prevent Karl Darlow from mounting a counter-attack in training
Isaac Hayden will be hoping to keep his place after finding the net on Sunday
DeAndre Yedlin was sporting some interesting headgear in Thursday's session
Joselu strikes the ball
Some of the players take a break
Rob Elliot punches the ball away