Newcastle United midfielder returns as Matty Longstaff remains at Mansfield Town

Jeff Hendrick has returned to Newcastle United following a loan spell at Championship club Queens Park Rangers.

Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 2:04 pm

Hendrick made 11 appearances for QPR in all competitions following a deadline day loan move from Newcastle.

The 30-year-old midfielder saw his game time at Newcastle limited during the first half of the season as he made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League, scoring once.

Now Hendrick has returned to Newcastle, he is unable to feature in the club’s final two matches against Arsenal and Burnley as he has not been named in Eddie Howe’s 25 man squad and has returned to the club outside of the transfer window.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Jeff Hendrick of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on October 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

It is a similar situation to Elliot Anderson who cannot play for Newcastle this season having returned from a successful loan spell at Bristol Rovers this week.

Both players can still train with United’s first-team. Meanwhile, Matty Longstaff will have his loan at Mansfield Town extended for the League Two play-off campaign.

A message from the Football Clubs Editor

Our aim is to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative Newcastle United coverage 365 days a year.

This depth of coverage costs, so to help us maintain the high-quality reporting that you are used to, please consider taking out a subscription; sign up here.

Your support is much appreciated. Richard Mennear, Football Clubs Editor