Massadio Haidara or Achraf Lazaar could be set for Newcastle United re-call; their last chance?

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon...

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has told Massadio Haidara or Achraf Lazaar to find new clubs this summer.

The Shields Gazette suggest that Newcastle United’s left-back crisis could see them turn to Massadio Haidara or Achraf Lazaar to fill in.

Both Haidara and Lazaar have been told to find new clubs by Rafael Benitez, but the pair may just have one more opportunity to impress.

Massadio Haidara of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on October 18, 2015 in Newcastle upon...

Newcastle are without Paul Dummett for their next match, after he picked up an injury against Tottenham Hotspur, and it leaves them with a shortage of left-backs.

Newcastle used Ciaran Clark at left-back against Spurs, but he is more naturally a centre-half, and forcing him into a an unfamiliar position is far from ideal.

If Benitez does want a natural left-back to play against Huddersfield Town he will have to look to his reserves, and Haidara and Lazaar are his only options.

Haidara has been at Newcastle since 2013, but never managed to nail down a place in their first-team.

Lazaar, on the other hand, was only brought to St. James’ Park last summer - and failed to make much of an impact when given his chance.

Achraf Lazaar in action during a US Citta' di Palermo training session at Tenente Carmelo Onorato training center on August 16, 2016 in Palermo, Italy.

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