Jack Colback earns Premier League reprieve at Newcastle

Jack Colback
Jack Colback

Newcastle United have named their 25-man Premier League squad.

The club had until 4pm today to confirm their squad after the closing of the transfer window last night.

Colback had been told by United manager Rafa Benitez earlier this month that he was unlikely to be included in the club's Premier League squad.

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However, the 27-year-old has been included after Newcastle failed to sign a single player on transfer deadline day.

There was interest in Colback from a number of Championship clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers, but a move away didn't materialise.

Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez

Colback – who has two years left on his deal –was also reportedly offered to former club Sunderland.

United also submitted a list of eligible Under-21 players to the Premier League.

25 Squad players (*=Home grown)

Aarons, Rolando*

Clark, Ciaran*

Colback, Jack Raymond*

Darlow, Karl*

Diame, Mohamed

Dummett, Paul*

Elliot, Robert*

Gamez Duarte, Jesus

Gayle, Dwight Devon Boyd*

Gutierrez, Ayoze Perez

Haidara, Massadio

Hayden, Isaac Scot*

Lascelles, Jamaal*

Lejeune, Florian Gregoire Claude

Manquillo Gaitan, Javier

Mato Sanmartin, Jose Luis

Mbemba, Chancel Mangulu

Mitrovic, Aleksander

Murphy, Jacob Kai*

Ritchie, Matthew Thomas*

Saivet, Henri

Shelvey, Jonjo*

Sterry, Jamie Michael*

Twasam, Christian Atsu

Yedlin, Deandre

Under-21 players (Contract and Scholars)

Allan, Thomas David

Allen, Max

Aplin, Kieren Glen

Armstrong, Adam James

Aziakonou, Yannick

Bailey, Owen John Edward

Barlaser, Daniel Tan

Barrett, Ryan Thomas

Bartlett, Tyrique

Cameron, Kyle Milne

Cass, Lewis Graham

Charman, Luke

Cole, Thomas Anthony

Cumbreras, Jesus Nunez

Fernandez Satue, Victor

Gallacher, Owen John

Gamblin, Isaac William

Gibson, Liam Steven

Gilliead, Alex Nicholas

Goodridge, Mace Lewin

Harker, Nathan

Heaney, Mackenzie

Hunter, Jack David

Huuhtanen, Otto Eemeli

Joyce, Samuel Edward

Kitchen, Benjamin

Long, Oliver James

Longstaff, Matthew Ben

Longstaff, Sean David

Madia, Deese Kasinga

McNall, Lewis

Merino Zazon, Mikel

Newberry, Michael

O'Connor, Stefan Ramone Sewell

Pearson, Brendan Conor

Roberts, Callum

Robson, Jack

Russell, Kurtis

Sangare, Mohammed

Smith, Callum

Sorensen, Elias Fritjof Graenge

Spooner, Craig

Toney, Ivan Benjamin Elijah

Walters, Oliver Reece

Ward, Daniel John

Watts, Kelland John William James

Williams, Callum Dylan

Wilson, Adam Ayiro

Woodman, Frederick John

Woolston, Paul Hudson

Yarney, Josef Charles

Young, Jack