Rafa Benitez has named his starting 11 for today’s match against Bohemian FC.

After a week of pre-season training in County Kildare, Newcastle United face five friendly matches (details below) in  the next two weeks to prepare them for the Championship.

Kicking off against Fulham in 20 days time at Craven Cottage, Rafa will be taking a good look at his squad in these friendly matches to see who deserves a place in his opening day (night) line-up.

Today’s match v Bohemian FC kicks off at 2pm and Newcastle line-up with:

Sels, Sterry, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles (Captain), Saivet, Colback, Ritchie, Gouffran, Aarons, Mitrovic

On the bench:

Darlow, Janmaat, Dummett, Gámez, Hayden, Shelvey, Tiote, Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Perez, Gayle

Newcastle’s other four pre-season friendlies (NUFC reserves play at Darlington today as well – 3pm kick-off), ticket details as follows:

Bohemian – Saturday 16 July 2pm kick-off

Tickets period has passed at Newcastle United but Newcastle fans can buy tickets for the away section at the stadium today.

Prices are £12.50 for adults, £8.50 for concessions – over 60s – and £4 for under 17s.

Sporting Lokeren Saturday 23 July 4.30pm kick-off (local time)

Tickets for Newcastle United’s pre-season friendly at KSC Lokeren later this month are now on sale to season ticket holders/members.

The Magpies travel to the Daknamstadion on Saturday, 23rd July (4.30pm kick-off local time), to face a side who finished 11th in the Belgian Pro League last term.

Tickets for the fixture are at one set price of £12.50.

Initially, tickets will only be sold to 2016/17 season ticket holders and members.

Doncaster Rovers – Wednesday 20 July 7.45pm kick-off

Tickets for Newcastle United’s pre-season friendly at Doncaster Rovers later this month are now on sale to season ticket holders and members.

Prices for the fixture are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions (over 60s and 17-21 year-olds) and £1 for under 16s.

Juniors can attend free of charge if their ticket is bought alongside that of a full paying adult. This offer is not available online and there must be a 1-1 ratio of junior to full paying adult.

All concessionary sales must be supported with appropriate identification which must be produced upon request of any official at the visiting club on matchday. Failure to do so could result in entry being refused.

Southend United Tuesday 26 July 7.45pm kick-off

Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders and members.

Prices are £12 adults, £5 concessions (over 60s/17-21s) and £2 for Under 16s.

Vitesse Arhnem – Saturday 30 July 3pm kick-off

Tickets are on full general sale (not just season ticket holders/members)

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £5 for concessions for the only home pre-season fixture.

The Club will initially be selling lower bowl seats only, with no level seven admission and selected other areas also not available, pending ticket sales.

(For away friendlies the club state that ‘Initially, tickets will only be sold to 2016/17 season ticket holders and valid club members’, whether this is an indication that they are now going to allow the general public to buy any remaining away tickets, remains to be seen, though it looks unlikely)

To buy tickets (***Please note criteria above for buying tickets for the two away matches), call into the box office, ring on 0844 372 1892 (calls to this number will cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge), or visit online.