Here's why Danny Rose & Valentino Lazaro will NOT play for Newcastle United in the FA Cup this week
Newcastle United will have to do without two of their three January signings as they take on Oxford United in the FA Cup – and here’s why.
Despite making their United debuts in the 0-0 home draw with Premier League basement boys Norwich City, Valentino Lazaro and Danny Rose are ineligible for the Magpies’ FA Cup fourth round replay at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow night.
Rule 15 in the ‘RULES OF THE FA CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION’ issued by the Football Association, states "all players must have been eligible to play in the original tie in order to play in a replayed or postponed match; however a player who has been suspended according to the disciplinary procedures under the Rules of The Association may play in a postponed or replayed match after the term of his suspension has expired.”
Nabil Bentaleb IS eligible, having made his debut in the first meeting between the sides.