Siem de Jong has been named in his usual Number 10 shirt to play for Newcastle reserves v Derby tonight at St. James’ Park, kick-off is 7pm.

The elusive Facundo Ferreyra only making the bench.

Speaking at his pre-match briefing for Spurs earlier this afternoon, John Carver says that Siem de Jong will get 45 minutes on the pitch tonight and then he is in line to go straight onto the bench for that Tottenham match, if there is no reaction and the medical staff give the ok.

John Carver:

“He (Siem de Jong) will play tonight, he’ll play 45 minutes and if he comes through that, I will speak to him.

“We will assess him in the next 48 hours to see if he can get on the bench or not at the weekend.

Trusting the player:

“But I am not going to push that situation, I trust the player and I will wait until the player decides that he feels he is ready for it.

“If he is ready then great but if not, we will leave it another week.”