The Newcastle squad to tour America has been revealed.
Flying out of Newcastle Airport on Sunday morning were the following 23 players, with Georginio Wijnaldum joining them on a later flight.
Goalkeepers: Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Tim Krul,
Defenders: Fabricio Coloccini, Curtis Good, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara, Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson
Midfielders: Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Shane Ferguson, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum (joining the squad later)
Strikers: Adam Armstrong, Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere
The players will get on with pre season training under Steve McClaren and his new coaching staff led by Ian Cathro and Paul Simpson.
Newcastle fans based in the US are eagerly awaiting the trip and the chance to see the team up close.
Of course the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum on Saturday has given a whole new dimension and excitement to the trip.
(We would love to hear from any fans who are US based or travelling over for the trip, all photos and articles for our website to [email protected] gratefully received – share your thoughts/photos with Newcastle fans worldwide)
The team will face three matches on their trip to America;
Tuesday 14 July – FC Atlas
Saturday 18 July – Sacramento Republic
Tuesday 21 July – Portland Timbers II
A full list of United’s pre season fixtures can be seen HERE