Yes but logic would suggest that he's still behind everyone that he put in the EL squad.
Which wouldn't be a ringing endorsement. If there'd been some sort of epiphany then he'd have picked him as an option for that too, I'd have thought.
Id guess it's just to differentiate between last season when he was solely with the u23 squad.
It is definitely only for early round cup games (which is a worry considering how poor Koemans cup record is).
I think the idea that he has back-tracked comes from the fact last year he trained/played with the u23s (and was usefull by all accounts) and didn't have a locker.
This year he is getting a locker and training with the first team.
Whether he plays or not is beside the point - Koeman has activaly given him a chance to prove in training that he is better than Kone/Valencia