All aircraft have been grounded since Thursday and the Magpies, who were due to fly down to Devon on Sunday afternoon, have now altered their plans.

Magpies boss Chris Hughton has played down suggestions the changed plans would affect his side's preparation for the game.

He told the club's official website: "It's one of those things that can't be helped so we have to get on with it.

"Yes, it's not ideal but we will be doing everything we can to make sure it doesn't affect our preparations for the game.

"Our fans will be making the same journey as well so we're all in this one together really. But it's just as well our lads get on well and have got a good team spirit because it's a very long journey.

"The lads will no doubt have a few videos to pass the time and we'll also be breaking the journey up."