Newcastle host QPR tonight and it is probably fair to say that, after defeat to Oxford at the weekend, and a failure to make a transfer during the whole of the January window, anything less than a comfortable home win could well be a huge cause for concern.
However, Newcastle netted six last time the teams met, in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road and Daryl Murphy, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, and a few others should be back in the team tonight.
The bench should look a lot stronger too, with Mo Diame and Chancel Mbemba back from the African Cup of Nations.
So, while nothing less than a win will do, any other result at this stage, looks highly unlikely.
With most of the absentees from the weekend set to be recalled, what could the team be tonight?
After a terrible performance at the weekend, I think that everyone would like to see wholesale changes. Personally, I would like to see the team look like this:
GK: Karl Darlow
RB: DeAndre Yedlin
RCB: Jamaal Lascelles (c)
LCB: Ciaran Clark
LB: Paul Dummett
CM: Chancel Mbemba
CM: Jonjo Shelvey
RW: Matt Ritchie
CAM: Mo Diame
LW: Yoan Gouffran
ST: Daryl Murphy