FIRST PICTURE: Siem de Jong ruled out after getting 'poked in eye'

Siem de Jong
Siem de Jong

Florian Thauvin is back in Steve McClaren's squad for tomorrow's home game against West Ham United.

The Newcastle United winger, linked with return to Olymique Marseille this week, missed Tuesday night's 3-3 draw against Manchester United with a knock.

But forward Siem de Jong won't be available, having had to go to hospital after getting accidentally "poked in the eye", according to head coach McClaren.

"It looked very serious and he went to hospital," said McClaren. "Thankfully, it's not too bad."

On Twitter, contact-lens wearer de Jong shared a photo of his bruised eye.

He said: "Poked in the eye during training, need to rest it for a couple of days."

Fit-again pair Rolando Aarons and Emmanuel Riviere are also in the squad for the West Ham game.

However, striker Papiss Cisse will be out for six to eight weeks after undergoing a groin operation.

Meanwhile, midfielder Cheick Tiote is on his way to China to meet officials from Shanghai Shenhua.

The club has bid around £4million for Tiote.

McClaren, however, has insisted that the proposed deal is "not finalised".