Ayoze Perez was arguably Newcastle United’s best player last season, but he will find it tough to feature regularly this campaign.
That is mainly because Papiss Cisse is fully fit and Aleksandar Mitrovic was signed in the summer transfer window.
However, Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren should not forget about Perez, who can play as a centre-forward or out wide.
The 22-year-old scored seven goals and created 27 chances in 36 Premier League appearances last season.
Jamaal Lascelles has been drafted into the Newcastle first team after playing on loan for Nottingham Forest last season.
The 21-year-old defender scored one goal and created two chances in 26 Championship appearances for the Reds during the 2014-15 campaign.
The youngster had a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 20%, and won 88 headers and 18 tackles.
Lascelles is not yet ready to play regularly for Newcastle in the Premier League, but the youngster should be given more chances as the season progresses.
The Englishman is one for the future, and McClaren should try to give him top-flight experience in the coming months.
Lubomir Satka is a talented young player and is only 19 years of age, but McClaren needs to test him in the Premier League as the season progresses.
The defender has already made his debut for the Newcastle first team (in the FA Cup), and it is time that he is given some chances in the Premier League.
Satka has often trained with the Magpies’ first team, which suggests that he is rated highly by the club.