The Spanish midfielder has returned to Newcastle United training after a back injury.
The Newcastle United pair are progressing well with their respective injuries.
Newcastle United could reportedly join the race to sign Bilbao Athletic striker Gorka Guruzeta.
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for the Spanish star.
Jack Colback hasn't played a game for Newcastle United all season - but may never have a better chance to save his career under Rafa Benitez.
Mikel Merino is a new cult hero at Newcastle United but has his start to life on Tyneside justified that status?
Mikel Merino is already a crowd favourite at Newcastle United but could be set for a lengthy absence.
Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino has only recently made his loan to St. James' Park a permanent transfer.
Mikel Merino has been joined on the treatment table by two star Newcastle team-mates ahead of an important stretch of the season.
Newcastle suffered a disappointing loss to Bournemouth on Saturday, and not just because of the result.