With Alan Pardew seemingly happy with his first-team squad, it’s time to take a look at the players that will be looking to break into the Newcastle manager’s plans next season, after a spending this campaign out on loan.

James Tavernier – Rotherham United: It’s been an excellent loan spell for Tavernier, who has been a regular member of the Rotherham first-team since joining at the start of the season. The 22-year-old right-back has made 16 appearances for the Millers and managed three goals, enhancing his reputation as one of Newcastle’s most promising talents. The latest of those appearances came in Rotherham’s 0-0 draw with Colchester as Steve Evans’ men chase promotion from League One.

Haris Vuckic – Rotherham United: Slovenia international Vuckic has had a rather less enjoyable spell at Rotherham, as he struggles to hold down a first-team place at the New York Stadium. The 21-year-old has scored three goals in 14 appearances for Rotherham, although only seven of those appearances have been starts. He scored twice at the start of the month though, as the Millers smashed Notts County for six without reply. Vuckic’s last appearance also came in Rotherham’s goalless draw at Colchester.

Mehdi Abeid – Panathanaikos: 21-year-old Abeid looked out of his depth when he was given a first-team chance by Alan Pardew last year but since joining Greek giants Panathanaikos, the Frenchman has found a new lease of life. Abeid is a regular in Jesualdo Ferreira’s side and has six goals to his name so far this season. Abeid played at the weekend, when Panathanaikos beat Aris Salonika 4-1.

Curtis Good – Dundee United: Good has been earning rave reviews in Scotland as Dundee United push for a top three finish. The 20-year-old defender has also been recognised by his country and started his first game for Australia in last week’s international friendlies. Good was last in action when Dundee United travelled to Hibernian and won 3-1.

Shane Ferguson – Birmingham City: Seemingly one of Newcastle’s most likely first-team challengers, Ferguson has had a frustrating time at Birmingham this season. The Northern Ireland international is struggling for a proper run in former Magpie Lee Clark’s side though and has made only 16 appearances for the Blues, eight of those from the bench. Ferguson played 73 minutes of Birmingham’s 0-2 loss to QPR on Saturday.

Conor Newton – St. Mirren: Flame-haired midfielder Newton has been one of the stars of St. Mirren’s season. Alongside fellow Newcastle loanee Adam Campbell, Newton has bagged five goals as Danny Lennon’s side fight relegation. Newton was on target in his last game, a 2-0 success over Kilmarnock.

Adam Campbell – St. Mirren: Campbell has been on loan at St. Mirren since Boxing Day and has made a good impression at the SPL side. The diminutive striker has two goals in nine games for the Buddies and was last in action as a late substitute in St. Mirren’s 2-0 win over Kilmarnock.

Romain Amalfitano – Dijon: Almost forgotten Frenchman Amalfitano is currently out injured, as his Tyneside exile continues in the French second division. If he ever makes a first-team appearance for the Magpies, we’d be more than surprised.

Jonas Gutierrez – Norwich City: Argentine winger Gutierrez has made just two appearances since joining up with former manager Chris Hughton at Carrow Road. The 30-year-old has been injured but is expected to be back in contention when Norwich visit Southampton on Saturday.