Toon in training: Ready for Rovers
Focus switches to the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, when Blackburn Rovers are the visitors to St. James' Park in a 5.30pm (GMT) kick-off.
Both players trained on Thursday morning, as did Florian Lejueune, who could make his first team comeback against the Championship club at the weekend. He was named on the bench in midweek just five months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Serena Taylor brought nufc.co.uk all the behind-the-scenes action from United's Benton base...