Newcastle's top three breakthrough stars of the 2014-15 season

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There hasn't been much to shout about for Newcastle fans this season, but three players have given them hope for the future.

Jack Colback

Snatched from North East rivals Sunderland, Colback was previously thought of as a solid if unspectacular midfielder who could provide depth in the middle of the park.

Yet since moving to Newcastle, Colback has proven that he is much more than that, and is a real crowd favourite at St. James' Park after an impressive season.

The 25-year-old earned an England call-up earlier this season and after a real breakthrough season in terms of being a starting Premier League midfielder, more international recognition won't be far away.

Ayoze Perez

Perez was snapped up from Tenerife last summer, and whilst he was prolific in Spain, little was expected of the 21-year-old.

Instead, Newcastle have found themselves a bargain. Perez has scored five goals in 29 appearances this season, which may not look like a fantastic record, but Perez's all-round play has been superb.

With skill, technique and creativity, Perez has been the spark in Newcastle's attack this season - and this former unknown player has really announced himself in the Premier League this season.

Rolando Aarons

Aarons is still only 18, but has been with Newcastle since his 2012 move from Bristol City. The Jamaican-born winger has long been touted for first-team recognition, and this season, it came.

Aarons has earned comparisons to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling after some promising displays this season, but he has been limited to just five appearances after a number of injuries.

Still, it's been the season where we all heard about and saw what Aarons can do, and when he does come back from injury, he will be a marked man.

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