Newcastle have reportedly told Jamie Sterry and Jack Colback not to return to training, effectively ending their time at the club.
With the Premier League set to resume on June 17, the Newcastle players, Steve Bruce and his coaches returned to training last month.
Sterry and Colback were both left out of Newcastle's squad for the season last August and may have hoped to be included in the latest roster for the final games of the campaign.
However, according to the Chronicle, the duo have been asked not to visit the training ground as the club looks to limit the number of people on site due to health and safety.
And it means Sterry and Colback are all but free to start looking for new clubs.
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Jamie Sterry and Jack Colback are set to leave Newcastle in the summer
Colback was set to miss the rest of the season after damaging his medial ligament in training in January.
While the report says Sterry is attracting interest from lower league clubs.
One player that is set to return for Newcastle is left-back Paul Dummett.
Dummett's season seemed to be over when he suffered a tendon problem and he set his sights on being ready for the 2020/21 campaign.
But the enforced break means Dummett can still make an impact for Newcastle in their remaining fixtures.
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And the defender told nufc.co.uk he is hopeful of being included in the revised squad if the Premier League gives their approval.
He said: "It's been about 20 weeks since I got injured, so it has been a long time.
"I've done everything I could in terms of equipment that I had at home, with strength work that I had to do for the hamstring and all the running sessions I was getting sent over from the physios.
"I kept on top of those – five running sessions and three gym sessions a week – so I did everything I could to make sure that when training did restart, I was ready to go and i feel really good.
“I joined in an 11 v 11 game the other day – it was only a 45-minute game but I felt totally fine, and I've spoken to the manager about the squad situation as well.
"He's hopeful, and the club are hopeful, that the rules will be relaxed and changed.
“Whether we can add extra players to the 25-man squad or resubmit the 25-man squad, we'll have to see what happens, but hopefully the Premier League will change the rules because there's obviously a lot of factors where that would be beneficial."
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