Confirmed Newcastle team v Norwich – Wilson, Almiron, Joelinton all start
The Newcastle team v Norwich has just been confirmed.
Newcastle kicking off their match at St James Park at 2pm.
A sixth and final pre-season friendly for Steve Bruce after defeat at sixth tier York and Premier League Burnley, plus a trio of League One opposition seeing wins over Doncaster and Burton, plus a draw at Rotherham.
Norwich City newly promoted and the likes of Tim Krul and Grant Hanley returning with the Canaries today.
Ahead of today’s match, we already knew that Martin Dubravka, Elliot Anderson, Paul Dummett and Karl Darlow were missing through injury or illness. With others also doubtful due to little / minimal training.
The confirmed Newcastle team v Norwich:
Woodman, Murphy, Krafth, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, S Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson
Gillespie, M Longstaff, Schar, Lascelles, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Gayle, Lewis, Hendrick, Manquillo, Fraser, Langley, Watts
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 0 Newcastle 2
Tuesday 3 August – Burnley 1 Newcastle 0
Saturday 7 August – Norwich home (2pm)
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