Siem de Jong set to make timely comeback for struggling Newcastle

RETURN ... Siem de Jong.
RETURN ... Siem de Jong.

NEWCASTLE United’s Siem de Jong will look to put himself in the frame for a first-team comeback at Villa Park tonight.

De Jong is in Peter Beardsley’s squad for the Under-21 Premier League game against Aston Villa (7pm kick-off).

The forward – who had an operation after suffering a collapsed lung two months ago – played 45 minutes for Beardsley’s side last week.

And de Jong, signed from Ajax last summer, is likely to be in the squad for Saturday’s must-win home game against Swansea City if he comes through the game unscathed.

Newcastle have lost thier last six Premier League games and need a victory to secure their Premier League status.

Adam Armstrong and Facundo Ferreyra are also in Beardsley’s squad.