The striker, signed on loan from AS Roma last week, is in Peter Beardsley's squad for tonight's Under-21 Premier League game against Stoke City at St James's Park.
Defender Jamaal Lasceles, suspended for Saturday's 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, will also play.
Fit-again Steven Taylor – who made his comeback in the game – has been talking about the hugely-important victory and his own return to the starting XI.
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And head coach Steve McClaren has been talking about the future of Cheick Tiote, who also return to the team.