Sylvain Marveaux will reportedly have a chance to fight for his Newcastle future.
McClaren was appointed Newcastle manager last month, but with pre-season training set to begin, the Magpies have tet to bring in any new signings.
That means that McClaren is left with a squad of players who only narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship on the final day of the Premier League season - certainly cause for concern.
However, those players will be given a clean slate by new manager McClaren, and one player in particular could see a change in fortunes.
Midfielder Marveaux, 29, spent last season on loan at Guingamp having fallen out of favour under previous boss Alan Pardew, playing just 11 games in the 2013-14 season.
Now, Marveaux returns to training with Newcastle, and The Chronicle believe that new manager McClaren is keen to hand the Frenchman a clean slate ahead of the new season.
Something to offer?
Marveaux arrived at Newcastle from Rennes in the summer of 2011, but endured an injury-hit stay at St. James' Park before his loan move back to France.
A left winger with trickery and a decent turn of pace, Marveaux could still have something to offer for Newcastle, especially with McClaren desperate for attacking reinforcements.
It's a long shot, but Marveaux now has a final chance to resurrect his Newcastle career - and it really is now or never for the French wide man.