Confirmed Newcastle team v St Patrick’s Athletic
Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle team v St Patrick’s Athletic.
The United boss though having earlier today said he will be giving as many players as possible time on the pitch, over the course of the 90 minutes.
Tonight is the first of five friendlies, with the Premier League season kicking off in only 25 days time.
Rafa naming the following eleven to start tonight (kick-off 7.45pm):
Karl Darlow, Josef Yarney, Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo, Rolando Aarons, Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diamé, Sean Longstaff, Víctor Fernández, Ayoze Pérez, Joselu
Martin Dúbravka, Matz Sels, DeAndre Yedlin, Ciaran Clark, Kenedy, Jonjo Shelvey, Callum Roberts, Christian Atsu, Adam Armstrong, Dwight Gayle
Also earlier today, the club confirmed that the Magpies will be playing in their new 2018/19 home kit for the first time.
Rafa has said he won’t be risking either Jacob Murphy or Paul Dummett after they picked up knocks.
Amongst those back home on Tyneside are Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet, Jack Colback and Isaac Hayden, whilst Chancel Mbemba had been told not to bother reporting for pre-season and instead concentrate on getting a move elsewhere sorted.
Meanwhile, Ki Sung-yueng and Mitro are on extended leave due to their World Cup involvement.
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