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Forgotten striker Xisco comes in from the cold at Newcastle

BACK IN THE FOLD ... Newcastles striker Xisco, centre, is put through his paces in pre-season.
BACK IN THE FOLD ... Newcastles striker Xisco, centre, is put through his paces in pre-season.

XISCO’s set to make his first Newcastle United appearance in more than a year at Villa Park tonight.

The forgotten striker has been included in Willie Donachie’s squad for the club’s Professional Developement League game against Aston Villa (7pm kick-off).

Xisco – who spent most of last season on loan at former club Deportivo La Coruna – is included in the Under-21 group as an overage player.

The 26-year-old is joined in the squad by James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Romain Amalfitano and Dan Gosling.