Newcastle United have announced their 25-man squad for the Premier League season, and Jack Colback isn’t in it.

When the players returned for pre-season training, there was a big worry that the midfielder would get another chance with the Magpies.

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And during the early stages of pre-season, Colback was in and around the team, starting both games out in China. But ever since the Hibs game, he hasn’t been seen in a Toon shirt.

But still he remained at the club, and as deadline day passed, Jack Colback was still a Newcastle United player. Nottingham Forest hadn’t come calling again, or any of their Championship rivals.

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So with Steve Bruce set to announce his 25-man Premier League squad, there was a chance the former Sunderland lad might get in.

But Friday afternoon brought news of the squad, and the exclusion of Colback. The 29-year-old joins Rolando Aarons, Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet and Jamie Sterry in missing out.

While some fans were shocked to see Aarons fail to make the squad after featuring so much in pre-season, most of the Toon Army seem to be pretty ecstatic at Colback failing to make the cut.

So what does the future hold for Colback? He can’t go back to the Championship as their transfer window is shut, so he either needs to drop down the divisions even more, head north to Scotland, or out into Europe. I’m sure Sunderland would take him back…

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Newcastle fans rejoice as Colback misses out

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