Steve McClaren will face the media later today ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup tie against Watford.
Newcastle United's head coach is mulling over his options for the third-round tie at Vicarage Road.
The winger has been sidelined since September.
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Meanwhile, former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, now in charge of Crystal Palace, has ruled out a move for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin.
Austin was a target for United last summer, but the club is unlikely to make a move in this month's transfer window.