Steve Harper is in goal tonight in a fairly strong looking Newcastle side to take on Gateshead at the International Stadium – the game kicks of at 7:30 p.m.
As expected James Tavernier also starts, and of course James played 18 times for Gateshead while on loan earlier this year.
James will play at center back and partner Mike Williamson, with Michael Richardson and Paul Dummett the full backs.
Alan Smith starts in central midfield along with 18 year-old new boy Mehdi Abeid, with Ryan Taylor on the right wing and the impressive Sammy Ameobi out on the left.
Haris Vuckic, who has scored in the last two pre-season games will play the withdrawn striker role, and Nile Ranger is the up front striker.
What we want to see tonight is a solid display from the youngsters in this Newcastle side.
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Michael Richardson, Paul Dummett, James Tavernier, Mike Williamson, Ryan Taylor, Mehdi Abeid, Alan Smith, Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Nile Ranger.
Substitutes:Ole Soderberg, Ryan Donaldson, Brad Inman, Joan Edmundsson, Phil Airey, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi.