A number of Newcastle players are away on international duty.

The second break already of the season, with a third one set for November (no games on weekend of Sat 11 Nov).

For those of you who want to take an interest in the Newcastle players and the games taking place, here is the schedule of games below.

I have also included England’s games just in case you can bear to sit through watching them, whilst Scotland’s are also featured despite Matt Ritchie pulling out of them with a knock.

Thursday 5 October

England v Slovenia (7.45pm)

Scotland v Slovakia (7.45pm) – Matt Ritchie out injured

Friday 6 October

Austria v Serbia (7.45pm) – Aleksandar Mitrovic

Republic of Ireland v Moldova (7.45pm) – Rob Elliot & Ciaran Clark

England U21s v Scotland U21s (7.45pm) – Freddie Woodman

Saturday 7 October

Libya v DR Congo – Chancel Mbemba

Uganda v Ghana – Christian Atsu

USA v Panama – DeAndre Yedlin

Sunday 8 October

Lithuania v England (5pm)

Slovenia v Scotland (5pm) – Matt Ritchie out injured

Monday 9 October

Serbia v Georgia (7.45pm) – Aleksandar Mitrovic

Wales v Republic of Ireland (7.45pm) – Rob Elliot & Ciaran Clark

Tuesday 10 October

Andorra U21s v England U21s (5pm) – Freddie Woodman

Wednesday 11 October

Trinidad & Tobago v USA – DeAndre Yedlin