Senegalâ€™s absence from the African Nations Cup means Toon boss Alan Pardew gets to play star strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse next month.
But Wigan manager Martinez fears he will lose his Ivory Coast ace Arouna Kone for up to seven weeks as a result of beating Senegal to the finals.
â€śIt is a catastrophe from Senegalâ€™s point of view, that they failed to qualify, but from Newcastleâ€™s point of view, itâ€™s a blessing,â€ť said Martinez ahead of Wiganâ€™s trip to St Jamesâ€™ Park tonight.
â€śThese kind of players can really make a difference. To lose one key player for over a month can be devastating. To lose two is a major problem.
â€śSometimes small margins have big results and for Newcastle to be able to keep their two main strikers will have a massive bearing on their month.â€ť