With Daryl Janmaat out injured, Alan Pardew will be forced to field a rather makeshift defence for the League Cup quarter-final tie and Streete could be thrown right in at the deep-end.
The 20-year-old is competing with Vurnon Anita and Steven Taylor for a place in the starting line-up, with Pardew apparently not ruling out any options available to him.
The Magpies boss has trusted his youngsters to get to this stage of the competition and it remains to be seen whether he will begin to change his policy now his side are nearing the final.
Pardew has famously not prioritised cup competitions during his time in charge - a major gripe Newcastle supporters have had with him - but, with the opportunity to win a trophy so close, his philosophy may change.
If Streete does step into the team he will make up part of an inexperienced defence with Jak Alnwick set to play in goal.
Alnwick has been plunged into first-team action at Newcastle and has looked relatively comfortable with his new surroundings, and Pardew will hope Streete looks similarly at ease.
So far the powerful defender's only experience of senior football has come on a brief loan spell at Port Vale earlier in the season and this would be a major step-up for him.