Pardew is praying that captain Fabricio Coloccini will be fully recovered from his back injury for the trip to West Ham next Saturday after being out since February.
He said: “We’re going to need Fabricio. His guidance will be important. It’s vital he comes through this week.
“We need players who know this situation. He’s one of a few players in our dressing room who have been relegated at this club.
“We need to lean on their experience. This team will fight to the end.”