Photos: Siem de Jong and Facundo Ferreyra feature for Newcastle under-21s

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Newcastle United's Siem de Jong and Facundo Ferreyra both featured for the under-21 side against Derby County.

Newcastle United's 'missing man' Facundo Ferreyra was sighted during an under-21 fixture for the club on Wednesday evening.

The on loan attacker was a second half substitute in the 2-0 loss to a Derby County side.

It is unclear how far off Ferreyra could be in terms of making a late season Premier League appearance, with the Argentina forward yet to play a single minute for the first team so far.

The 20-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk loanee watched on in the first half as Siem de Jong stepped up his recovery from injury.

The Dutchman has had a stop start season and could have been a real difference maker for John Carver's side had he been fit.

He is in the frame to make a Premier League comeback against Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park at the weekend, the Shields Gazette have reported.

The 26-year-old has played only 99 minutes of top flight football since joining the club last summer.

The only question is, with talk of a boycott among home fans for the game against Spurs, whether any Newcastle supporters will be there to see him play?

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