Fabian Schar reacts after returning to playing with Newcastle United under-23s side after three month injury lay-off

Fabian Schar returned to playing for the first time in almost three months with Newcastle United’s under-23s side on Monday afternoon.

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Swiss international played the opening 45-minutes as the young Magpies beat Crystal Palace under-23s 2-0 at Whitley Park.

Christian Atsu was also among the starters as goals from Adam Wilson and Kyle Crossley in either half saw the hosts claim three points.

It was the first time Schar had featured in a game since suffering a serious knee injury in the 3-2 win over Southampton back in early February.

After requiring surgery and spending 11 weeks on the sidelines, Schar returned to training last week.

And following his playing return on Monday, the Newcastle defender tweeted: “Good to get some min in the tank.. feels good to be back on the pitch.”

The 29-year-old’s contract at United expires in the summer though the club do have an option to extend his deal for another year.

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