Steve Bruce reveals first name on his teamsheet for Rochdale
Jamaal Lascelles is ready to lead Newcastle United in the FA Cup.
Lascelles, the club’s captain, has been sidelined since early November with a cracked tibia.
The defender – who trained in Dubai last week – is pencilled in to make his comeback for the injury-hit club in tomorrow night’s third-round replay against Rochdale.
Head coach Steve Bruce said: “We think Jamaal will be back for Tuesday.”
Winger Matt Ritchie is also set to start the tie at St James’s Park.