Salomon Rondon has asked former Newcastle United team-mate Miguel Almiron whether he misses him on social media.
Elsewhere, Fabian Schar will be 'OK' following a bruising encounter at Burnley according to head coach Steve Bruce.
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The Switzerland international made his first start in two months in the 1-0 loss at Turf Moor and was put through the wars again.
After being floored by James Ward-Prowse's free-kick six days previously, against Southampton , Schar was caught by Ashley Barnes' elbow on Saturday.
Andy Carroll revealed Schar had 'bumps all over his head' and 'bruises everywhere', and said it was a 'disgrace' that 'nothing was done'.
Allardyce on Cacapa sub
Former Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has revealed the thinking behind substituting Claudio Cacapa after just 18 minutes following a "nightmare" display against Portsmouth.
The Brazilian defender was replaced by David Rozehnal following a calamitous performance at St James' Park on November 3, 2007, which saw the visitors score three times in the opening 11 minutes.
Noe Pamarot's stunning strike handed Harry Redknapp's side an early advantage, before John Utaka and Benjani both easily out-muscled Cacapa to give Pompey a commanding lead.
The Magpies pulled one back when Michael Owen's shot deflected in off future United defender Sol Campbell, but a late Niko Krancjar free-kick ensured an emphatic end to Newcastle's unbeaten home record that season.
Allardyce was asked about the change on talkSPORT on Monday following Everton's caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson's decision to replace substitute Moise Kean at Old Trafford at the weekend.
Rondon's message to Almiron
Former Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon has posted an emotional message on social media to his former team-mate Miguel Almiron.
The attackers formed an effective triumvirate up front along with Ayoze Perez following Almiron's arrival on Tyneside in January.
Dubbed by fans as the "Three Amigos", the forwards helped stave off relegation fears in Rafa Benitez's final months at St James' Park.
But to the dismay of many supporters, the attacking trio were broken up over the summer as Rondon and Perez followed Benitez out of the exit door.
"Wow!" One by one they emerged from Santa's Grotto with a gift, a memento from a day these 10 children will never forget. "I have a calendar for them to sign!" one of the group beamed as she sat inside the grotto set up inside Newcastle United's indoor training facility. It might have seemed a small gift but for these children, it meant so much.
The group visited the Magpies' training ground last week after Family Gateway, a Howdon-based charity that helps more than 400 families a year, was invited along by the club.
Family Gateway supports families who are living in poverty or disadvantage and struggling to bring up their children on very little money.
A trip to Benton to watch the players train was understandably a special occasion for these kids who are 'caught up in a whirlwind of chaos and complexity at home' as Pauline Wonders, the charity's strategic director, explained.
Pearce on clashing with Gullit
Stuart Pearce has opened up on how Ruud Gullit brought his Newcastle United career to an end.
The experienced England international was signed from Nottingham Forest during the 1997-98 season and spent two seasons on Tyneside.
Pearce made 37 appearances in black-and-white in the Premier League, but his time at St James' Park was brought to an end by Gullit who replaced the outgoing Kenny Dalglish.
Speaking to presenter Eamonn Holmes on the 'A Pint with Eamonn and the Gaffers' podcast, Pearce claims he was "ostracised" by the Dutch manager and made to train with the youth team - the first time he had been dropped from the first team in his career.
Asprilla's plea to fans
Tino Asprilla had no problem keeping Newcastle United fans entertained during his dazzling spell on Tyneside.
Now the former Colombia striker wants fans to cheer him up during a stay in hospital.
Asprilla, now 50, is recovering from a bout of food poisoning and sent a post to his Instagram followers asking them for messages to keep him amused.