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Confirmed Newcastle team v Rotherham – Woodman, Ritchie, Gayle, Wilson all start

2 months ago
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The Newcastle United team v Rotherham has just been confirmed.

Newcastle kicking off their match at the New York Stadium on Tuesday night at 7pm.

A third pre-season friendly for Steve Bruce after defeat at sixth tier York and then victory at League One Doncaster.

Rotherham were in the Championship last season but after finishing second bottom, now find themselves back in League One.

Ahead of this tonight’s match, we already knew that Martin Dubravka, Elliot Anderson, Miguel Almiron and Karl Darlow were missing through injury or illness.

Whilst question marks on a lot of other Newcastle players who are coming home from the Euros and / or recovering from injury, or working towards full fitness.

The confirmed Newcastle team v Rotherham:

Woodman, Hayden, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Fraser, Gayle, Wilson

Subs:

Gillespie, Langley, Dummett, Schar, Matty Longstaff, Hendrick, Krafth, Murphy, Watts, Young, White, Bondswell

The official Newcastle United official site states that Joelinton is still injured, whilst Allan Saint-Maximin is said by the club to have an unspecified ‘illness’ ruling him out.

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 United away (7pm)

Friday 30 July – Burton Albion away (7.45pm)

Saturday 7 August – Norwich home (2pm)

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