Newcastle United forgotten five set to be frozen OUT by Steve Bruce AGAIN despite availability

Players named outside the Premier League 25-man squad list remain eligible to play in the Carabao Cup – but there will be no Newcastle United reprieve for the Magpies’ forgotten five.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 22:30 pm
PRESTON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Jack Colback of Newcastle United during a pre-season friendly match between Preston North End and Newcastle United at Deepdale on July 27, 2019 in Preston, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jack Colback, Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet, Jamie Sterry and Rolando Aarons were all left out of the Magpies’ first-team pool for the top flight this season, but rules state they ARE eligible to play in the League Cup and FA Cup.

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But, when asked whether any of the fivesome were set for a recall, he simple answered: “No.”

United are injury hit ahead of the Leicester City clash this evening with NINE of that 25-man group set to be unavailable.

Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Florian Lejeune – all long-term absentees – are likely to be joined in the treatment room by Miguel Almiron, Joelinton, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles and Christian Atsu. Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring) could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.