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Confirmed Newcastle team v Hull

10 months ago
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Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle team v Hull City.

Newcastle United having beaten St Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 in the opening  kickabout.

Tonight sets in motion the final four friendlies with only 11 days separating the first and last of them.

No sign of Kenedy, Gayle, Dummett and Lejeune missing from the squad, presumably Rafa will update on why later.

Ki Sung-yueng could wear a Newcastle shirt for the first time, having returned to pre-season training a week earlier than planned.

Rafa naming the following eleven to start tonight (kick-off 7.45pm):

Karl Darlow, DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles, Josef Yarney, Callum Roberts, Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diamé, Jacob Murphy, Sean Longstaff, Matt Ritchie, Joselu

Substitutes:

Martin Dúbravka, Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Javier Manquillo, Ciaran Clark, Isaac Hayden, Ki Sung-yueng, Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez, Victor Fernandez

Amongst those back home on Tyneside are Matz Sels, Achraf Lazaar and Henri Saivet, whilst Jack Colback and Chancel Mbemba have moved out in recent days.

Mitro is still on extended leave due to his World Cup involvement but reportedly due back to the training ground tomorrow (Wednesday).

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