Sheehan will be assessed after he had to come off after only 12 minutes of the home league victory over Crewe on October 5 and missed the Johnstone's Paint Trophy win at Wolves three days later.
The Magpies were without a game last weekend due to international call-ups and manager Chris Kiwomya is hoping Callum McGregor (Scotland Under-21s), Greg Tempest (Northern Ireland Under-21s), Marcus Haber (Canada) and Andre Boucaud (Trinidad & Tobago) all return unscathed from duty.
Striker Enoch Showunmi (back) and defender Haydn Hollis (knee) remain absent.
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- Chris Kiwomya
- Marcus Haber
- Andre Boucaud