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Newcastle announce pre-season friendly number five

3 years ago

Newcastle United have announced details of a fifth pre-season friendly.

The Magpies will travel to Southend United on Tuesday 26 July.

The game against the League One side kicks off at 7.45pm and follows on from previous announcements for games against Sporting Lokeren, Vitesse Arnhem, Doncaster Rovers and Bohemian.

For details of how to get tickets on those last three matches go here (Sporting Lokeren ticket details yet to be revealed).

Official Newcastle United statement:

‘Newcastle United will travel to Southend United for a pre-season friendly later this month.

The Magpies head to Roots Hall on Tuesday, 26th July, for a 7.45pm kick-off, where they will face a Shrimpers side who finished 15th in League One last term.

Southend are managed by former Hull boss Phil Brown, who hails from South Shields, and their Essex-based stadium has a capacity of 12,392.

The teams have met four times in competitive action, with their last clash coming in January 1993 at Roots Hall, when Gavin Peacock’s goal helped United claim a 1-1 draw en route to the Division One title.

The fixture takes Newcastle’s first team pre-season campaign to five matches, with games also scheduled against Bohemian (Saturday, 16th July), Doncaster Rovers (Wednesday, 20th July), KSC Lokeren (Saturday, 23rd July) and Vitesse (Saturday, 30th July).’


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