The Magpies star trained with the first-team squad and is looking forward to featuring for the side soon.
The 25-year-old trained with the Newcastle first team this afternoon and is looking forward to returning to first-team action for the Magpies
De Jong, who joined Newcastle for £6 million in the summer, has been out for several months with a knee injury but appears close to a St James' Park return.
And the attacking midfielder took to Twitter after training with the message that he only has a couple of weeks to go until returning to fitness.
Newcastle face Southampton in Saturday's late kick-off in the Premier League, where John Carver and co will no doubt face a tough test against Ronald Koeman's side.
Last weekend, the Saints won their first game at Manchester United for 27 years and sit in third place ahead of their trip to Tyneside.
Newcastle, meanwhile, are 10th in the top flight, with their goal difference making it unrealistic for them to be able to jump into ninth if they win this weekend.
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