The midfielder has a throat infection and Martin Jol will make a late decision before considering him for the squad travelling to St James Park.
Head Coach Martin reported: "Teemu Tainio is ill. He was actually ill before MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s game - he went home and then came back later to go on the bench, but he was then ill again after that.
"Andy Reid played for the reserves and is okay now and Mounir El Hamdaoui is back and running again in training next week."
Winger Andy is fully fit after a knee injury while striker Mounir is recovering well from groin surgery.
Teemu Tainio is our only doubt for Saturday's Premiership clash at Newcastle United.