Confirmed Newcastle team v Burton – Hendrick, Joelinton, Fraser, Krafth all start
The Newcastle team v Burton has just been confirmed.
Newcastle kicking off their match at the Pirelli Stadium on Friday night at 7.45pm.
A fourth pre-season friendly for Steve Bruce after defeat at sixth tier York, victory at League One Doncaster, the a fortunate draw at another League One club – Rotherham.
Burton Albion are the third League One club in a row that Newcastle face, before Premier League Norwich next Saturday (7 August).
Ahead of this tonight’s match, we already knew that Martin Dubravka, Allan Saint-Maximin, Elliot Anderson, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almiron and Karl Darlow were missing through injury or illness.
The confirmed Newcastle team v Burton:
Woodman, Murphy, Fernandez, Schar, Krafth, Ritchie, Hayden, Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Fraser, Joelinton
It is reported that due to a ‘not serious injury’ Callum Wilson is missing.
Gillespie, Langley, Clark, M Longstaff, Lascelles, Gayle, Lewis, Watts, Allan, Young, White
Newcastle United pre-season friendlies:
Sunday 18 July – York City 1 Newcastle 0
Sunday 18 July Harrogate Town 2 Newcastle 1 (This was originally a first team fixture with some Under 23 added but it became solely a Under 23 NUFC players after Karl Darlow tested positive for Covid and first team and Under 23s had to be kept apart)
Friday 23 July – Doncaster 2 Newcastle 3
Tuesday 27 July – Rotherham 1 Newcastle 1
Friday 30 July – Burton Albion away (7.45pm)
Saturday 7 August – Norwich home (2pm)
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