The ex-Magpies defender believes Haidara can return from injury stronger to cement his place as a regular starter.
Massadio Haidara made his comeback from injury in an Under-23's match against Stoke.
One of football's forgotten men, Massadio Haidara, returned on Monday night. But can he reclaim a position on the Newcastle left?
The forgotten full-back has not played since October.
Newcastle United will take on Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Newcastle United’s Massadio Haidara picked up an injury in training.
The Welshman is back after five months out with a hamstring injury.
The Magpies have been overwhelmed with injuries in the early part of the campaign.
The versatile defender has proven his worth in recent weeks.
The promising Swiss defender was struck down during Saturday's 6-1 defeat to Manchester City.