Papiss Cisse has scored just one goal in his eight appearances for Newcastle United this season.
Newcastle United are expecting to be active in the January transfer window.
Paul Dummett played his part in Newcastle United's 6-2 victory over Norwich City last Sunday.
Paul Simpson has confirmed that Kevin Mbabu and Rolando Aarons could face Sunderland.
Newcastle assistant Simpson says that Sunderland will be favourites for the derby.
The Magpies collapsed in the second half against Manchester City at the Etihad.
The Magpies have been overwhelmed with injuries in the early part of the campaign.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has attracted a lot of attention since arriving at Newcastle United over the summer.
Kevin Mbabu made his debut for Newcastle United against Chelsea and impressed.
The Serbian is currently serving a three-match ban, but was on target for his country during the international break.