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Secret Newcastle v Celtic match to give returning injured a game?

9 years ago

Celtic are sending down their development (Under 21) side for a behind closed doors friendly at United’s training ground today.

A contact in Glasgow asked me about it but I must admit I hadn’t seen anything mentioned about a game.

When I looked on the official NUFC website and Twitter feed there is no mention at all of the game which is a bit of a surprise.

The fact that the Under 18s are in action in the Youth Cup at Middlesbrough gets plenty of coverage naturally but nothing on the Celtic friendly.

The behind closed doors game kicks off at 1pm on this sunny Thursday afternoon – hopefully it may see a few more of Newcastle’s injured getting ready to return, with possibly the likes of Tim Krul, Jonas Gutierrez and others getting a run out.

We’ll let you know any news as we get it.

***Just after the match kicked off NUFC have belatedly sent out a message on Twitter confirming Tim Krul is playing but no details of the rest of the team.


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