The Magpies were expected to bring midfielder Joey Barton back into the team after his three-match suspension, but a groin strain rules him out of action and Danny Guthrie keeps his place.
Meanwhile, the Baggies make one change from the team that won 4-1 at Everton a week ago, Youssouf Mulumbu suspended after a late sending off at Goodison Park to be replaced by Somen Tchoyi, who was on the scoresheet at Everton.
WEST BROM (4-5-1): Carson; Jara, Scharner, Tamas, Cech; Thomas, Dorrans, Morrison, Tchoyi, Brunt; Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill (gk), Ibanez, Barnes, Reid, Shorey, Fortune, Cox.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Campbell, Taylor, Enrique; Routledge, Tiote, Guthrie, Gutierrez; Ameobi, Carroll. Subs: Soderberg (gk), Lovenkrands, Perch, Smith, Best, Kadar, Ranger.
Referee: Mike Dean