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.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:57 am
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:57 am
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United runs onto the pitch to make his debut during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St. James Park on February 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

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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.