Newcastle United have submitted their 25-man squad for the Premier League campaign - and outcast Sylvain Marveaux has been included.
The 29-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Guingamp, signed on a free transfer from Stade Rennais in the summer of 2011.
He is in the last year of his contract at St James’s Park and looks to have no future at the club.
But head coach Steve McClaren has included him in the 25-man squad for the first half of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season.
Clubs have to provide a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the Home Grown Player (HGP) criteria. The remainder of the squad - up to a total of 25 players - must be home grown.
New signings Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin, Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney are all included.
Newcastle United 25 squad players (HGP = home grown player):
Gael Bigirimana (HGP)
Jack Colback (HGP)
Karl Darlow (HGP)
Siem de Jong
Paul Dummett (HGP) Rob Elliot (HGP) Curtis Good
Tim Krul (HGP) Jamaal Lascelles (HGP)
Steven Taylor (HGP) Florian Thauvin
Mike Williamson (HGP)
A Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).
The Magpies have nine Home Grown Players - Gael Bigirimana, Jack Colback, Karl Darlow, Paul Dummett, Rob Elliot, Tim Krul, Jamaal Lascelles, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson.
Players born on or after 1st January 1994 are classed as under-21 players and are therefore eligible to feature throughout the season, despite not being named in the official 25-man squad