Bruce hopes fellow midfielder Matty Longstaff has shaken off a thigh problem, while older brother Sean has been nursing a muscle strain, and defenders Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark are working their way back to full fitness.
Manchester City are without Fernandinho through suspension after his sending off at Chelsea on Thursday.
The Brazilian, who has deputised at centre-back for most of the season, is beginning a two-match ban, but defender John Stones will be assessed after a foot injury.
Newcastle provisional squad: Dubravka, Darlow, Yedlin, Rose, Krafth, Lazaro, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Bentaleb, Hayden, Shelvey, M. Longstaff, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Allan, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll, Gayle, Muto.
Man City provisional squad: Ederson, Carson, Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Garcia, Mendy, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Mahrez, Sane, Sterling, Foden, Jesus.