Pic Special: That Friday Feeling
Almost every member of the first-team squad took part in training on Friday morning, ahead of Newcastle's trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.
But James Tavernier was back in the fold after recovering from the problem which cut short his loan spell with Shrewsbury while the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Haris Vuckic, Cheick Tiote and Sammy Ameobi all emerged unscathed from national service with their countries.
And Loic Remy continues to look fitter and sharper after shrugging off his calf injury. Dan King brought nufc.co.uk this exclusive gallery.